This is where the Husqvarna’s Magura
hydraulic slave unit attaches.
PHASE IN AND FADE OUT
My Husqvarna FC350 has a weird
problem. In the middle of a moto
my clutch goes completely away,
but later in the day, the clutch
has healed itself and works again.
Sometimes it lasts a whole moto, and
sometimes it goes out after a couple laps; but, it always comes back.
What is the problem?
The MXA wrecking crew has
had this problem with Magura
clutch slave units before. It is a seal
problem. Magura uses a double-lip
seal, while KTM’s almost idenetical
Brembo unit uses an O-ring. As the
pressure builds up in the clutch’s
hydraulic system, the Magura slave-
unit seal fails enough to allow the
pressure to escape. Later, when the
pressure relaxes, the seal returns
to its normal shape and leaves the
impression that the hydraulics are
working properly, but they aren’t
and they never will—until you
replace the slave unit’s seal.
When it came to their wallets, racers weren’t willing to pay for bigger bars.
WHERE DID EASTON EXP BARS GO?
What happened to Easton EXP handle-
bars? Everyone was talking about these
new bars 10 years ago, but I have never
seen anyone run them. Do they still make
Easton is the company who made the
original 1-1/8-inch, oversized Taperwall handlebars for Answer that led to the current
crop of oversized handlebars. Back in 2008,
Easton launched its own line of Easton EXP
bars. The trick part of the EXP bars was
that they were 1-3/8 inches instead of 1-1/8
inches in diameter. The problem with the
oversized Easton EXP bars was that, just as
with their Taperwall predecessors 20 years
earlier, the buyer could not mount them on
his bike without investing in oversized bar
mounts. The plus of the Easton bars was
that as the handlebar’s diameter went up,
so did its strength. Unfortunately, so did