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Mr Riggs Hydraulic Clutch Conversion

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Bewarethemoon, Jul 30, 2020.

  1. Bewarethemoon

    Bewarethemoon XS650 Junkie XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    I’ve spent a little time researching hydraulic clutches and I think it’s something I’d like to incorporate on my build.

    I’ve always been intrigued by this modification in my short time on this journey with the XS650 and it’s something I’ve always mentally logged when seen it mentioned on here.

    I remember Mr Riggs designed a very neat setup indeed. I’ve found the thread where he mentions it and even read the replies saying “good write up” etc. But not for love nor money can I see the write up itself! Very odd!

    Can anybody steer me in the right direction? I’ve messaged him directly but he hasn’t been online since March.

    Many thanks in advance!

    Daniel.
     
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  2. mrriggs

    mrriggs XS650 Junkie

    I saw this thread after replying to your PM.

    The step-by-step building of it was documented on The Chopper Underground which no longer exists.

    The text is long gong but I do still have all the pictures on my web server.

    By the way, the clutch still functions smoothly and effortlessly. In all these years it hasn't required any adjustment or lost a single drop of oil.

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  3. bosco659

    bosco659 XS650 Junkie XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Very nice work!
     
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  4. DoctaJ

    DoctaJ XS650 Member

  5. Ratranger

    Ratranger XS650 Junkie Top Contributor

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    I did mine based off the chopper underground write up. Works great with a 13mm master.

    Mine ended up made out of 516 hardened stainless, and aluminum bronze piston. It's what I could get out of the scrap bin where I worked.
     

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  6. XsJosh

    XsJosh XS650 Addict

    Where did you get a 13mm master? Can you post a pic?
     
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  7. Ratranger

    Ratranger XS650 Junkie Top Contributor

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  8. DoctaJ

    DoctaJ XS650 Member

    Looks really nice and clean! Did you also fab everything? You guys are killing it.
    - Can you offer some advice on sourcing the parts to begin a build?
    - Did you happen to save the original writeup text and/or have measurement info?
     
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  9. bosco659

    bosco659 XS650 Junkie XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    I have been looking for a hydraulic slave cylinder too. I was hoping someone was building a kit for sale. I know you can get the ones that bolt on outside the cover but prefer the one that mounts inside the cover.
     
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  10. itschrisb

    itschrisb XS650 Addict

    I would also be interested in a “kit” or at least something that doesn’t require owning a bunch of fabrication tools.
     
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  11. DoctaJ

    DoctaJ XS650 Member

    Here here! I’ll 3rd that motion! :agree:
     
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  12. 350GUY

    350GUY XS650 Enthusiast

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    Hello Mr. Riggs: How are you doing? Hope all is well. Would you happen to have an extra slave cylinder that you are willing to part with? I need it bad, my left wrist is almost dead! Thank you kindly.
     
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  13. Team Junk

    Team Junk XS650 Guru XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    @mrriggs Glad to see you here. Just wanted to thank you not only for the photos of your slave setup but for your HEI conversion. It is what led me to research TCI replacements that led to the Gonzi TCI.

    Again Thank you.

    Jack
     
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  14. bill932

    bill932 XS650 Member

    Any way I could get dimensions of slave cylinder?
     
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  15. OHRider

    OHRider XS650 Addict XS650.com Supporter

    #4 I wound take a slave unit.
     
  16. Bewarethemoon

    Bewarethemoon XS650 Junkie XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    I’ve designed one very similar to Mr Riggs (read copied with slight alterations)

    I’ll be having one made in the next month or so, if there’s interest I could look into having more made?

    I’ll be having the first made from Titanium as that’s what I’ve bought and want to use but I appreciate this may not be to everyone’s tastes so happy to source another material?

    Daniel.
     
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  17. OHRider

    OHRider XS650 Addict XS650.com Supporter

    I’m in for one to put on my Storm
     
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  18. Bewarethemoon

    Bewarethemoon XS650 Junkie XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    As I said, bare with me and when the first is done I’ll post photos and if people like what they see we can take it from there?

    I’ll be fully transparent on material & machining costings.

    Daniel,
     
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  19. SomervilleXS650

    SomervilleXS650 XS650 Addict XS650.com Supporter

    Interested! Thanks for the legwork and keep me posted.
     
  20. Bewarethemoon

    Bewarethemoon XS650 Junkie XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Just so I can start to get the ball rolling, what would you guys prefer these made from?

    Stainless?
    6061 or similar?

    Or Titanium if you’re feeling fancy?

    Daniel.
     
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