The Outlaw Racing Easy Pull clutch system (OREP) looks like an easy – and more importantly, cheap – way to lighten the clutch on your dirt bike. Outlaw Racing claims a 30% decrease in clutch pull resistance with this system, so I put it to the test to see if these claims are accurate.
How Does The Easy Pull Clutch System Work?
This clutch system uses simple leverage to reduce pull weight. Inside the case is a pivoting arm. The arm connects to your stock clutch cable, and the top of the arm connects to your clutch lever.
Installing the Outlaw Racing OREP
The OREP is, if I’m honest, a bit of a hassle to install. This may just be my dirt bike, but getting everything to stay put while hooking up cables because very tedious, and this system has two small parts that can easily be lost.
I actually lost the pivot pin during install when everything popped out of the case. This was totally my fault though, I was playing with it to see it in action, and without the top of the case holding everything in place, the arm and pin went flying.
Even with everything I just mentioned, installation is simple enough:
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So Does the Outlaw Easy Pull Actually Work?
YES! This clutch system works very well!
Not only does it make a noticeable difference in the clutch pull, but I took some measurements to prove it. I attached a hook scale to the clutch lever and measured the pounds of pressure it takes to pull the clutch in before and after installing the Easy Pull clutch system.
Granted, this is not the most accurate way to measure this, but it’s good enough to get some numbers for the purposes of this test. I started with a pull weight of 18.5 pounds, and with the easy pull clutch system, that was reduced to to 13.5 pounds.
The 5 pound difference doesn’t seem like much, but it does result in a 27% reduction in pull weight, which is very close to Outlaw Racing’s claim of %30.
Now, in relation to the KTM’s hydraulic clutch that has a 10 pound pull, the Honda is still %35 harder to pull, but considering the Honda is my Backup/Loaner/Project bike, and still a cable clutch, I’d say that’s still pretty good.
My Personal Recommendation on the Outlaw Racing Easy Pull system
Let’s take a look at the pros and cons:
Considering the pros far outweigh the cons, I would highly recommend the Outlaw Racing Easy Pull clutch system to anyone looking for an inexpensive way to lighten their clutch.
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