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Re: exhaust port
Reply #135 - 01/29/16 at 23:03:33
 
If you think you can spend 5 minutes with a dremel tool and throw in a new piston and get a ton of extra HP, and someone will build you a custom pulley for $30, then you will run 85mph all day it' time to PUT THE X BOX DOWN AND COME BACK TO REALITY!  
Get the bike FIRST, and RIDE IT in the REAL world. Do you live somewhere there is no speed limit or other traffic? If you think you can and should ride real fast all the time, get a bike that's made to do so. You WILL be disappointed with a Savage quickly then start posting what a hunk of junk it is.
I'm not picking on you, just trying to give you some frank advise.
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Reply #136 - 01/30/16 at 07:25:10
 
Higher octane won't give you any extra horsepower (unless your engine required it to start with). Stick with 85/87 octane with an 8:1 engine.
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Reply #137 - 01/30/16 at 08:35:52
 
So far nobody has hopped one up enough to make the clutch slip.
Some have gone with stronger springs, I shimmed mine.
The clutch throw out is sintered metal and has been known to break with the stock springs and set-up.
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Reply #138 - 01/30/16 at 09:29:42
 
I haven't heard one positive thing about beefing up the clutch. Anyone that has modified it has destroyed it. Look on Youtube. There's a famous (infamous?) video of a guy that turned his Savage clutch into shrapnel by trying to improve it.
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Reply #139 - 01/31/16 at 12:11:49
 
You mean this video....  Wink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UmzGblbeDuU

That dude is not being very happy with Suzuki.  Roll Eyes
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Re: exhaust port
Reply #140 - 01/31/16 at 13:33:54
 
Why do we waste so much time on this forum on things that we know don't work?

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Reply #141 - 01/31/16 at 14:04:52
 
Yep, that's the one.  Wink
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Re: exhaust port
Reply #142 - 01/31/16 at 14:17:20
 
Kris01 wrote on 01/30/16 at 09:29:42:
I haven't heard one positive thing about beefing up the clutch. Anyone that has modified it has destroyed it. Look on Youtube. There's a famous (infamous?) video of a guy that turned his Savage clutch into shrapnel by trying to improve it.

If you know what he did to destroy his clutch, I think we would benefit in knowing what not to do.
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Reply #143 - 01/31/16 at 19:01:02
 
cheapnewb24 wrote on 01/31/16 at 12:11:49:
You mean this video....  Wink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UmzGblbeDuU

That dude is not being very happy with Suzuki.  Roll Eyes


I heard him say it had a bad clutch that slipped, so he had to mod it out, so it wouldn't slip.

He either had the wrong oil , couldn't adjust it, wrong rod, or didn't know how to ride. The clutch throw out Will break. The clutch itself is bulletproof, providing you don't put teflon in.
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Reply #144 - 01/31/16 at 20:13:29
 
I don't know what he did but anyone that I've talked to that has tried stiffer springs or some other "upgrade" has detonated their clutch. What is the weak component?

BTW, a correction from an earlier post. It's actually 8.5:1, not 8:1 compression. Shouldn't matter by much though.
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Reply #145 - 01/31/16 at 22:12:52
 
More,... ain't always better... Huh
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Reply #146 - 02/08/16 at 09:19:00
 
Makes me wonder if the stock clutch can handle a larger (25t) front roller, for prolonged highway rides?
I ride it gently, but on the interstates I think I pretty much need to ride it with the throttle wide open.
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Reply #147 - 02/08/16 at 09:39:20
 
MeeLee wrote on 02/08/16 at 09:19:00:
Makes me wonder if the stock clutch can handle a larger (25t) front roller, for prolonged highway rides?
I ride it gently, but on the interstates I think I pretty much need to ride it with the throttle wide open.


The clutch really doesn't care too much about final gearing.....it either can handle the engine power and will hold under full power.....or it can't and will slip.  The engine makes the same amount of power in any/every gear.....however your are more apt to notice slippage in the higher gears.  


I have about 4,000 miles on my double Kawasaki pulley set up, and about 6,000 miles since the engine modifications.  My clutch has stock plates and stock springs.  I have always used Rotella T....so I have never had a problem with any friction modifiers in my engine oil...my clutch does not slip, even in high gear under full power.  MMRanch and several others may have more miles on their 25T front pulley than I have.

I have never had any clutch problems on my Savage. I never apply full throttle until the engine is warned up, and when accelerating hard I never apply throttle until the clutch lever is fully released.

If you have clutch problems on the Savage - the clutch is out of adjustment, the plates are worn and you need to install a shorter clutch rod - or your plates are contaminated with Friction Modifiers, or somebody has abused your clutch and glazed the friction material (or any combination of the above).
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