Bought an 18 kodiak in oct and have been upgrading and modifying ever since. Had questions and generally came to this sight for answers. Getting ready to do some clutch mods so figured it was time to join.
I’m leaning towards a JBS hot rod clutch kit with machined sheave. Anyone have experience with them? If so is there a big enough difference between it and just doing the shim spring and weights to be worth the extra $. So far I’ve put an ehs bullet box on, capped the ais, and machined my own 2r style tip. Went to 26” itp m light xtrs and figured I should compensate with clutch work. Any experience or advice would be appreciated.
I have the full complement of clutch goodies from JBS including the extreme sheave.
If you go with JBS ask James what secondary spring and clutch weights he would recommend. He will want to know what size tires you intend to run as well as what kind of riding you do. He'll dial you in first go around.
I also added the wet slug clutch kit (for extreme reliability) and the weights I got from him were Dr OD pulley.
Also told him I wanted a HMF Titan quiet muffler and a PCV fuel tuner, and he hooked me up, and programed a great tune in it as he uses the same setup on one of his rides.
This layout isn't cheap, but you are getting the best IMO.
Makes the bike more eager.
If you were drag racing there is another option through a different vendor, but it's even more expensive.
Pulled the trigger and ordered it up. Haven’t seen anything negative about the jbs stuff and price seemed to be fair compared to other kits that contain weights, spring and a shim for almost as much as the jbs package. Thanks for the reassurance.
Awesome you made a decision, I'm sure it will work out great. Many praise JBS products.
I should have stated to avoid "kits"
As the individual parts can be baught cheaply threw various vendors. I've experimented with these simple cheap mods and can attest over thousands miles they really do work and improve performance.
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