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Offline Alistair64

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RD200 uprated clutch springs
« on: September 07, 2019, 02:56:29 PM »
Has anyone uprated the clutch springs on their RD200?
Whilst the engine's apart, I'd like to fit some higher tension springs as it isn't standard.
Back in the day, you'd fit 3 standard and 3 springs from a higher performance engine.
My uprated 350 YPVS uses 3 TZ springs which are much stiffer, but the clutch action at the lever doesn't seem any different.
Not sure which springs would fit on the 200 - I see EBC do a set, but whether they're any stiffer than standard, I'm not so sure.
The cushion rings will be junked as well.
« Last Edit: September 07, 2019, 03:05:56 PM by Alistair64 »
1982 Candy red RD200DX
1986 RD350F1

Offline Alistair64

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Re: RD200 uprated clutch springs
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2019, 07:52:29 PM »
Oops, in replying to my own thread, just realised that 3 and 3 wouldn't work considering there are only 5 in total  ;)
Looks like the complete set would need replacing - I wonder if any from another bike would work?
1982 Candy red RD200DX
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Re: RD200 uprated clutch springs
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2019, 12:45:56 AM »
A cheap trial could be done, pre-loading your existing springs by adding a washer to each one.
Take care that the springs do not become coil-bound at full lift.

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Re: RD200 uprated clutch springs
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2019, 10:58:47 PM »
Thanks, Bluehaze - I'd forgotten about pre-loading the springs with an extra washer, so that would probably do.
1982 Candy red RD200DX
1986 RD350F1