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Bootlegger2010-08-09 18:23:04 +0000 #1
I have took some time off the last 3 weeks to a month....sorry I have not been on here much. I just needed a break from all the forums for a while...lol!!! I want to say sorry to those who sent me PM's asking for help and I didn't respond very quick. I have also been doing some R&D on so clutching....I have learned a few more things this past few weeks too. It was actually testing secondary springs with different tire size and weights. I borrowed some different tire and wheel combos from some riders I knew that had the same bolt pattern as a Brute. Well....anyway...I will try to be on more. This is a GREAT site and has the VERY beast members and most knowledgeable Brute owners on the planet.

Thanks, Bootlegger
bruteman2010-08-09 18:25:55 +0000 #2
Glad your back
phreebsd2010-08-09 18:50:40 +0000 #3
Glad to have you back, Mark.

What conclusions have you come up with concerning clutching?
Polaris4252010-08-09 19:35:29 +0000 #4
We missed you!!!! hahahah , but welcome back!
Metal Man2010-08-09 19:44:02 +0000 #5
Yeah boot i would be interested in reading about your clutch testing. This is something i enjoy doing my self.
mud magnet2010-08-09 20:51:07 +0000 #6


I agree with everyone else...whats up on the tests???
mud magnet2010-08-09 18:55:20 +0000 #7
Oh yeah...welcome back. guess i should have said that first huh...
650Brute2010-08-09 19:33:03 +0000 #8
Welcome Back.....
08GreenBrute2010-08-09 21:04:19 +0000 #9
Welcome Back

whats up with the teasing about the clutching, we need to know lol
Bootlegger2010-08-09 22:09:27 +0000 #10
I will get some of it up tomorrow....its nothing major. I just tried a lot of different springs on 28 & 29.5 inch tires.....different combo with the primary and secondary. Just seeing what got the best performance.
Bootlegger2010-08-09 18:59:48 +0000 #11
I am sorry you all...I finally have some time. I will sit down in the next 2 days and tell you what I found out...most of it you all already know. some you may not. I took the bike to a VERY>>VERY thick hole to check secondary springs on 28x10 Silverbacks and 29.5x10 Outlaws. It was thick I had to be pulled out everytime...I was running an almond primary during both tests on this one.....I tried a lime green and Red secondary....springs. the Lime green done great on both.....EXCEPT in the very thick and i mean thick mud....after 3 tries with the 29.5's. the lime worked perfect for teh silverbacks....the red was just too much....you can get more power and performance with the lime green running silverbacks.

I know this is not much of a write up....I did find out a lot of interesting things though....as far as which combo had better performance....if you will ask or have any questions....I can probably tell you more....

Lime will work on 29's in every situation but the VERY VERY thick mud.

now on the silverbacks....I tried the almond,green, and lime green and red secondary springs from EPI. The almond will work fine except very thick mud. the green is perfect for the average trail/mud rider and even racing. the lime green you will lose more speed but get a lot harder take off outta the hole.....but your rpms seem to get high almost to quick for say. I was running an almond primary with all these. The red was just overkill and a waste of time. As most of you know...the 28x10 silverbacks weigh 34lbs. each and the 29.5x10's weigh 39lbs each....with 5lbs of air in both there was only about a half inch difference in size...maybe a hair more.

On the 29's I ran a almond primary and a lime green, blue, & red.......the blue was almost identical to the red.

ok on the primary parts....I left the lime green secondary in with the silverbacks and tried the maroon, almond, bright green, Gold, and Red primarys. For the every day trail/mud rider like most everyone on here is....the best performance IMO came from the almond primary....it had a better hole shot and the rpm's were right on. It pulled VERY well all the way through with both tires. if you like to just ease around the maroon was great. the best hole shot was from the Gold & Red primarys....but to me the red didn't pull as well as the Gold or Bright Green did....but the first 20 feet or so the red primary had them. I tried all the same primary with the Red secondary and the only thing I found is...if your running a red secondary...an almond primary is the only way to go....it was so much better in all around performance.

If you have any questions let me know....i know this was not a good write up....but its hard to type every tiny thing I found...lol.

Thanks for reading...Boot

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