Hey this looks like a great little invention. Never hear of anything like it. I'll have to make this purchase but wanted to know from anyone that went this route what is up with the tools for the install that is posted and is it necessary to put the deposit for the supplied tools??Glen sent me one in May to try out, it fits and works great on the Fury, couple of very minor differences in mounting (have to remove and reinstall a bracket) is all . I sent Glen the feedback and I think he incorporated it into the directions. Also I have the Kury engine covers over it, no problem there either.
The tool is basically a rivet buster, not necessary, but makes the job alot easier and couple of allens . I have read alot of posts on the VTXOA board of others not using it, but wishing that they had, some just grind the rivet head off with a dremel.Hey this looks like a great little invention. Never hear of anything like it. I'll have to make this purchase but wanted to know from anyone that went this route what is up with the tools for the install that is posted and is it necessary to put the deposit for the supplied tools??
It adds length to the arm, increasing leverage and reducing force needed to pull in the clutch. I don't know for sure if it is 50% but I can really tell the difference when I ride my X (it doesn't have it)It says "reduces the force it takes to disengage the clutch by about 50%." How does it do this? Less spring tension? Longer arm for more leverage? Anyone know how this thing works?
I'm glad you don't have a problem....for me, it's not so much a problem as I get fatigued pulling the lever. If you have smaller hands, such as women generally do, it can get hard to pull the clutch in when your hands get tired and it may cause cramping of the fingers...and I have long fingers and strong hands. The CTR just makes it more comfortable and not as tiring.Help me out guys.....(or girls, as well)
I'm missing something I think. I rode 227 miles today in Arizona (some city, of course) and I find no issues with the clutch handle pressure. I guess I'm curious why I would want to change it???? I now have a little over 2200 miles on my scoot and my left hand doesn't get tired from the "shifting" ???
I hear you. I don't have that much of a problem with the clutch lever either but I have on occasions noticed while long runs slight fatigue also. I never really thought about it that much until I saw this posting and it his clever little invention and it only makes sense to me now. Why wouldn't anyone want to get the very most enjoyment out of each ride after all that's what its all about. As I age I'm more into anything that brings the slightest enjoyment and pleasure to my life while focused on removing anything and anyone that may be considered a pain in the ass. For the slight cost of this it seems to be a no brainer. I just order mine from Glens garage. I had a little trouble getting to the the checkout so I emailed him and had him send invoice were I made payment.I'm glad you don't have a problem....for me, it's not so much a problem as I get fatigued pulling the lever. If you have smaller hands, such as women generally do, it can get hard to pull the clutch in when your hands get tired and it may cause cramping of the fingers...and I have long fingers and strong hands. The CTR just makes it more comfortable and not as tiring.
I just ordered one from Glen.
I haven't noticed any problem, and have never seen any comments on the VTX boards about a problem, I emailed Glen and here is his responseLogic dictates that you would no longer get full travel of stock disengagement. Does this make clutch lever free play more critical and, if neglected, lead to a dragging clutch as in not fully released .
Great little product, if it works as advertised. Living well within the city limits of Dayton, Ohio, I've noticed that on many occasions after a lot of stop and go driving I can definitely feel some fatigue in the clutching digits. Soon as I saw this thread I went to it and ordered. Unfortunately won't be able to really try it out till spring but will post with (hopefully) positive feedback then.
I ordered the clutch relief from Glen and received it and installed in on my bike today. I am not able to take the bike out for a ride due to the weather and I can only test it on in the garage but from what I can see it does make a big difference. I never had a big issue with my wrist getting tired but figured for the cost it would be well worth it. It is hard to believe such a little simple device can make such a big difference and I have to now wonder why all bikes are not made with this type of design from the start. I can't wait to try it out on a long run. If you purchase one you have the option to buy it with or without the additional tools consisting of a couple of allen wrenchs and rivet buster that removes the present rivet on the clutch arm that needs to be removed. I ordered the tools that includes the rivet buster after reading about others who did not and had difficulty with the install. Thank god I ordered that tool and can't imagine trying to do it without that tool. The directions were clear and easy and if it wasn't for the hour and a half I spent looking for one of the screws I droped the install would have taken about 15 min. DaveYa, but you usually only see 'em on bikes that've just crashed! LMAO!
I got it in the mail Saturday, haven't put it on yet.
Waiting on my braided clutch and throttle cables to arrive before I take off the motor chrome.
I didn't get the rivet removal tool, but hopefully it should be easy enough without it..