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A couple years ago on the old forum, someone posted details of a hydraulic clutch conversion on a CX500. His donor was a mid-'80s Honda, if I recall correctly.



Does anyone remember that?





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CC tried one of the "Pitbike" kits I was linking to, said it doesn't have the power to do the job well and is hard to bleed. I had some suggestions on how to fix that. not sure how it went.



Also, quite a while ago, someone drilled their clutch cover and mounted the slave cylinder from another 80's honda. the kind a slave that mounts to the side of the motor/tranny, not the kind that will pull your stock clutch arm.



Would love to see That tech tip/how-to post again.

I think I am ready to try it.
 

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Also, quite a while ago, someone drilled their clutch cover and mounted the slave cylinder from another 80's honda. the kind a slave that mounts to the side of the motor/tranny, not the kind that will pull your stock clutch arm.
That's the one I'm remembering. He had I bolted to, or in place of, the clutch cover to directly press the thrust pin.



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Just curious, what would be the advantage? Other than the cable not being there to possibly break? I've never had a hydro-clutch bike before so I don't know much at all about them.
 

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Just curious, what would be the advantage? Other than the cable not being there to possibly break? I've never had a hydro-clutch bike before so I don't know much at all about them.




Honda shadows have a hydraulic clutch. Nothing too special. Like you said though. No breaking cables.
 

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Honda shadows have a hydraulic clutch.
Thanks, Zegwin. That's the info I was looking for. There are a number of Shadow slave cylinders on eBay. If I can grab one cheaply, maybe I'll give it a try.



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Thanks, Zegwin. That's the info I was looking for. There are a number of Shadow slave cylinders on eBay. If I can grab one cheaply, maybe I'll give it a try.



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No problem. If it works well I might give it a shot. just for kicks....
 

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I have fitted one of these pit bike clutch kits to my 1983 Gl1100. It does not make the clutch any lighter to operate but it makes it a lot smoother which helps my arthritis.





A couple years ago on the old forum, someone posted details of a hydraulic clutch conversion on a CX500. His donor was a mid-'80s Honda, if I recall correctly.



Does anyone remember that?





Thanks,



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I have fitted one of these pit bike clutch kits to my 1983 Gl1100. It does not make the clutch any lighter to operate but it makes it a lot smoother which helps my arthritis.
Got any pictures?
 

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+1 on the pictures, please.
 
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