Lightening the clutch | X Trainer
In regards to a recent post on here about lightening the clutch pull, I'll share what I did with the clutch on my wife's 2020 Xtrainer 300. From a design standpoint, Beta needs to deliver a bike with a clutch that works for 100% of their customers, this includes the 300lb person riding sand dunes in 5th gear pinned. A slipping clutch would be unacceptable, us as owners would surely be frustrated. It turns out my wife is not a 300lb person riding sand dunes, but rather a 130lb intermediate rider attacking slower more technical single track. The stock clutch springs are overkill for her situation. I went to my local motorcycle shop (KTM/Husq/Kawi) and had the parts guy search "clutch spring", multiple results turned up. I compared the options to a stock spring I had brought in. I found KTM part number 50332005000, it had a reduced length, a reduced wire diameter and the same inner diameter. Each spring was only $6, I bought 3. I replaced 3 of the stock springs with the 3 KTM springs (the 2020 clutch has 6 springs). The clutch pull felt much lighter, same as the trials bikes we've got. I threw a "plate" on the bike and took it out on a proof run. I weigh 180lb, the pavement was dry, and I did multiple 6 gear pulls at WOT. No slipping! This mod has worked well for her, less fatigue, more fun and only $18.