Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0

Hebo Hydraulic clutch - Honda XR


Hey all,

I recently had a 440 kit installed in my "00XR400 and with the heavy duty clutch springs that were part of the kit, the clutch work was a little tougher than I like. So I bought a Hebo hydraulic universal clutch kit from my buddy Jim Cook at Smackover Motorsports. The reviews of it I'd read said the pull was slightly easier and longer than the Magura and quality was as good or better.

Thing is, after looking around all over the web, I could find no help or suggestions on where to mount the slave cylinder on an XR. These are 3 links I used to help me, tho none of them work specifically with the XR.

So after spending a few days experimenting with different potential mounting points, keeping in mind I need to take into consideration the amount of heat the unit will see and keep it accessable yet somewhat protected, I put it on the left side of the forward main frame downtube. I fashioned a bracket that would use the left mounting point for the fuel tank. Having an IMS 4 gal tank made options scarce. Maybe if anyone else wants to do this project on an XR, between the links provided and what I'll add, it will be a little easier.

I used the long cable and sheath provided in the kit, without cutting/altering it's length. And the stock style cable keeper/adjuster that uses the stock bracket mounted to the right case cover. The end of the cable is bare so you use the cable clamp provided in the kit that fits the XRs throw lever.

HeboXR2 (Small).jpg

Here's a picture of the slave cylinder mount. I used a temporary spacer setup the same thickness as the fueltank mount for initial fitting of the cylinder. I wrapped the cylinder in the same heat wrap I used on the header to help shield it from any heat. I used plastic spiral wrap on the braided line to add some abrasion and heat resistance to it.

HeboXR1 (Small).jpg

Here's final installation pictures.

HeboXR5 (Small).jpg[HeboXR4 (Small).jpgHeboXR3 (Small).jpg

My decomp lever would no longer fit on the handlebars, so for now, until I figure out something better, I mounted it to the bark buster.

HeboXR6 (Small).jpg

Here's a tip I discovered. The bleeder nipple/fitting bolt threads are a sloppy fit. When trying to bleed the system with my vacuum bleed tool, air/vacuum escapes around the threads of the nipple and prevents the tool from working properly. I had to remove the nipple and wrap its threads with teflon tape. The system bled fine after that. Getting the amount of lever pull I needed was tricky and took me awhile to figure out. Took the bike for a spin up and down the street to check it and Man is this thing sweet! I bet it cut lever pull difficulty by 50% or more.

The braided line is longer than I needed for this install and figuring out a way to route the excess and get the end clocked in the orientation I needed it was a pain. Later I might have it shortend.

Hope this might help someone else that is contemplating this mod.


Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0

User Feedback

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Reply with:

  • Similar Content

    • By Lucas Hansen
      Just wondering what you guys do to remove black marks on your seat. My 08 crf450r has the red/black seat, and after each ride there are some black marks on the red from my riding pants. Not scuff marks, more like patches of black residue from my pants rubbing on the seat. I’ve tried the magic eraser which seemed to do the trick, but lately they seem like they aren’t coming off. Also tried scrubbing bubbles with a brush and no luck. Not too worried cuz I have an spare OEM seat, but I’d like to keep this one nice. Any ideas? Maybe I shouldn’t wear black pants?
    • By Kenmir
      Hello all!  So I'm having some issues with a 1986 XL600R.  Bike is new to me.  Has an aftermarket muffler (No idea what), and factory air-box.  Bike had 120 main, 115 secondary, 65 main and factory Needle settings.  previous owner said he had just checked the valves and had "Drilled someone in the choke" to make it start better.  It always starts on the second or third kick, runs great in neutral.  Starts a little harder when hot but that's pretty normal.
      The issue I'm having is that at medium throttle riding down the road it hesitates very slightly, and at high RPM in basically every gear it hesitates like its hitting a rev limiter/ loosing spark.  I've checked the plug and its never looked super lean, or super rich.  
      Now for what I've done.  Figured its got a loud aftermarket pipe on it so its probably jets.  Bought a kit that came with some different jets and tried it.  These were a 134 main, 130 secondary, 68 main and some shims to lift the needles a bit.  This did nothing.  I had as well bought a new CDI (With a higher rev limiter) and a new coil, I like being prepared.  So i tried installing these.  No change.  I went back to original jetting, no change.   I then checked the ohms through the stater for the spark circuit and the pulse ohms.  Both were maybe 20 high but I'd blame that on a cheap multi-meter (But maybe I shouldn't).  I also threw a adjustable spark checker and set the gap to around the 1/4 inch the manual says it should throw a spark and it seems to do that fine.  It has fresh high octane fuel in it as well.  So basically all I have left is to double check the valves, but it runs so well otherwise I have hard time believing that the valves are off or that the cam has jumped a tooth or something but I'm open to suggestions now!
      That's all I can think of now, thanks ahead of time everyone!
    • By Bryan Bosch
      Ride Engineering is the first company to offer a way to mount the Showa steering stabilizer onto another brand. This MX style stabilizer was originally developed by Ricky Carmichael in his days as a factory Honda rider. Today you will find one behind the front number plate of many top level national pros (this includes Ryan Dungey). Many GNCC/Enduro/Desert riders are also switching from the typical "Desert style" steering dampener to this less restrictive, easily installed device. This simple bolt-on bracket kit is available for all KTMs complete with mounting instructions (Upper and lower brackets included). Showa damper sold separately.
    • By 400yzturbo
      I have a 1998 Honda CR250 for sale.
      I just finished rebuilding the whole motor. It’s only been started two times for heat cycles.
      I had the cylinder re-plated by millenium technologies.
      The motor has the following new parts:
      -Hotrods crank
      -vertex std piston
      -crank bearings
      -transmission bearings
      -air filter
      It also has new 
      -new radiator shrouds
      The rest of the bike is setup as follows:
      -aftermarket upper clamp
      -IMS pegs
      -pro taper bars
      -excel rims
      -SDG seat
      -FMF fatty pipe 
      -FMF silencer (USFS approved)
      -boyesen dual stage reeds
      -race tech rear spring 180 lbs rider
      If you have questions just ask.
      The bike is nice, but not show room by any means. Reason for not being perfect is that I already have a bike that I built that way and because of what I’m into it, no one is willing to pay for it.
      Thanks for looking.
    • By Ben02
      I'm looking for information on how to route the carburetor hoses on a 2005 Honda XR650L. It's a California model, but it has the smog stuff removed and blocked off. It's uncorked and has an FMF slip on exhaust, along with Dave's Mod done. It would be nice to have a diagram, but pictures or even just an explanation would work. Just looking to see how best to set up the carb hoses. Thank you