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Concours 1400 (C14) FAQ => C-14, aka Concours-14 GTR 1400 => Drive Train / Clutch => Topic started by: gPink on June 19, 2014, 07:23:02 pm

Title: Clutch Springs
Post by: gPink on June 19, 2014, 07:23:02 pm
EBC CSK23 clutch spring kit for replacement over stock. Advertised as 10% stiffer.
Title: Re: Clutch Springs
Post by: VirginiaJim on June 19, 2014, 07:51:46 pm
Stiffer eh?  So what does this extra stiffness gain one?
Title: Re: Clutch Springs
Post by: tweeter55 on June 19, 2014, 08:18:43 pm
More muscles in the left hand perhaps. :chugbeer:
Title: Re: Clutch Springs
Post by: VirginiaJim on June 19, 2014, 08:44:05 pm
 :rotflmao: Oh so many ways to go with this...

Title: Re: Clutch Springs
Post by: Son of Pappy on June 19, 2014, 08:48:16 pm
More muscles in the left hand perhaps. :chugbeer:
So, a firmer grip is required?  I understand the need for stiffness, but I always prefer a tender grip 8)
Title: Re: Clutch Springs
Post by: gPink on June 20, 2014, 03:40:43 am
...if you put viagra in the tank....
Title: Re: Clutch Springs
Post by: tweeter55 on June 20, 2014, 04:19:13 am
 :censored: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
Title: Re: Clutch Springs
Post by: VirginiaJim on June 20, 2014, 04:25:50 am
Back on track....

What is the purpose of stiffer clutch springs?  Why would someone want to do this?
Title: Re: Clutch Springs
Post by: gPink on June 20, 2014, 04:44:17 am
Some complaints of clutch slippage.
Title: Re: Clutch Springs
Post by: VirginiaJim on June 20, 2014, 04:56:50 am
I don't think I've ever had a problem with that..
Title: Re: Clutch Springs
Post by: Son of Pappy on June 20, 2014, 11:59:46 am
Some complaints of clutch slippage.
161.5 at the back tire, never had an issue.  My GS has a Rekluse, they added 3 springs with a considerably higher rate due to a modded engine and the fact I have toasted 2 of their proto types.  I'm OK with that as it gives me piece of mind.  The guy who owns the school I teach for has stock springs, if his last a year I will go back to all stock springs as the lighter pull is nice :)
Title: Re: Clutch Springs
Post by: Rhino on June 20, 2014, 12:07:49 pm
In my experience, either the rear tire slips with KTRC off or KTRC kicks in. My clutch doesn't slip on forward acceleration. Why stiffer springs?  Also, what would would be the implication of adding stiffer springs to the deceleration slipper function?