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post #201 of 207 (permalink) Old 01-29-2016, 04:04 PM
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Well, I stopped by my local tractor supply and picked uP a 3/8s drive 5+ ft/lb TW made by jobsmart. Tested it out at work at on a 8mm bolt on a washing machine 9 ft/lbs and it gave me a definite click after so many turns.I'm thinking this one will do the job. Seems better quality than what I picked up at advanced, for only 10 moreally bucks. Can't wait to get home and try it out.

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post #202 of 207 (permalink) Old 01-29-2016, 07:25 PM
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Posts: 82 problem.....i torqued the bolt down TO SPEC. i can feel the clutch working (not running, i put the case on with a few boltsjust to see)...but....on the last bolt, the ******* stud broke off with the rest of the bolt stuck inside my ******* pressure have no idea how angry i am right now. someone please tell me this ******* wil run for a little bit with three bolts until i can get a new piece.....otherwise, this has been a great waste of time. man..if i didnt have bad luck i wouldnt have any luck at all. i also notices that my exhaust on the front cyl doesnt even have a gasket....not a big deal, cheap replacement, but jesus christ, man..

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post #203 of 207 (permalink) Old 06-27-2016, 06:54 PM
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I just did this Saturday. First, i want to thank aced it for doing such an awesome write up. Made the whole thing painless.
I love how grabby thenew springs are. I also the the extra throttle response. My opinion on the timing mod is if your going to tear it all apart just to advance the timing, its not really worth it. However, if your already in there to change the springs, its worth doing. On a side note, someone mentioned the tooth on the trigger wheel not lining up with the ipg. I had this happen, the toothed portion was not even close to the ipg, so i just gap checked it to the non toothed portion and it worked out fine. Im not sure what it measured as i just kept adding gauges to the stack until i had the right amount.
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post #204 of 207 (permalink) Old 02-03-2017, 02:51 PM
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Well done Aced It! Appreciate the detail.

Didn't anyone shim their springs? If so how thick?
I'd consider a new clutch cable only because my VLX is a 2003.

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post #205 of 207 (permalink) Old 11-15-2017, 11:36 AM
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1985 vt700?

Curious if this (EXCELLENT) writeup covers back to the 1985 model VT700?
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post #206 of 207 (permalink) Old 11-15-2017, 12:40 PM
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The older vt750 like ours have a spring washer instead of individual springs to replace for the clutch.
And the timing mod may not be needed since our older engines have a more aggressive advance built in at about 3500-4000 instead of the (original bike in the post) 2003 Ace 750 which is up to 5500 RPM, and 2 degrees less.

But if it has been tried I would like to see a post about the results from it. Knowledge is POWER !
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post #207 of 207 (permalink) Old 04-24-2019, 06:29 PM
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Here is something to ponder over, my advance curve that seems to give the best performance based on acceleration times for my '99 VT750 ACE.
Quite a jump from the stock ignition setup.
I currently run no ethanol premium gas in it, but it seems OK with regular 10% ethanol when it is what I can get, no knocking and the plugs look fine.
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