Harold Bawlzangya Racing

EXP testing

So this is how I set-up the EXP a few days ago.  It has been too long since I rode my own bike with the EXP (485 days to be exact), so I can’t confidently say I remember how the medium wedge/red spring combo felt.  But from my questionable memory, I can’t say that the heavy wedge/silver spring combination felt much different.

But one new thing I did was put the EXP on the opposite side of the clutch pack.  I thought I would try this out since the KDX clutch expands opposite most other clutches.  So this is how I positioned it a few days ago:

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I thought I would try to move it back to where I normally have the EXP positioned (2nd from the top) to see if it made any difference.  Before laying it over, I put the transmission in 6th gear:

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Made sure I cleared the spokes:

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I flipped the position of the EXP and put it back in:

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I only lost a few drops of ATF in the process.  Without touching the cable tension, it slipped less.  Not a dramatic difference, but it was better.  I’m sure there is some physics thing happening that I don’t understand, but it looks like I will keep it there.

I adjusted the cable tension some more and got even less slipping.  I am assuming the the change in EXP position allowed me to fine tune the cable tension to get even better performance.   The engine is a little muddy right off idle, making it difficult tell if the clutch is slipping or if the engine is sputtering.  That is how I’m going to leave it until I can get a couple of smaller pilot jets.

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