Questions for serious a35 tuners

I didnt want to spend money on another build BUT a cherry 2000 baby blue a35 targa decided to show up at my house. Now I dont get my plasma tv for a while... I have the build spec pretty much down but I have a few things to clear up.

The kit: does the Alukit for the a35 let you keep the reeds? Picture looks like it does but Ive seen posts saying yes and now, anyone running the reeds with this kit?

The high compression head: what gasket material if any have you used? We are taking the high comp one from treats not the stock one shaved down.

The clutches: I know more then a few people here have chopped their clutch springs, how much did you cut off and what were the results?

The intake: does anyone know the diameter of the tomos sidemount (L type) intake? I dont feel like taking the carb off just to measure it.

Thats it I think, your input is appreciated.

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search. answers are amongst them.

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1. yes

2. dont use any if you can

3. id say 6 twists if you cut diagonal ridges into the pads as well

4. around 13mm

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i only did first gear clutch

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ez da snow man !! /

how is that working out for you sam??? the clutch.. i put my A-35 on my bullet and got rid of the A-3, haha finally !! i put the 70cc K-star kit on it but i haven't got the jet right, runs like shit, barley at all..

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i took 3 or 4 spins out of the spring and i need to take out more.

maybe 6 to 8 would be good.

the ridges made it engage earlier and kinda offset the later engagement of the tighter clutch

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When you cut off 6 or more coils off the spring it stretches too much and looses its tension. Use the green spring like what comes in the first gear clutch in the second gear clutch. It will make second gear shift at about 19 to 22 mph. For a little bit more try using the spring from an a3 first gear. I got 23 to 24 mph on the shift.

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Marvyhi what did you do with the first gear spring?

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where can i get an a3 first gear spring?

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idk if we are on the same page.

i am trying to get higher rpm s before the bike starts to move, to have a harder, faster acceleration

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Sammy look into gearing down the front sprocket to a 25, you'll lose some top end but might get you the torque you're looking for.

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So at this point it sounds like cutting 5-6 links off the first gear clutch and A3 spring on 2nd gear clutch is the best setup. I noticed the stock clutches grab way too early even for a stock motor, they dont let it rev up at all.

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The tougher the spring the more slip. The best launch out of first gear is to use an a3 spring and cut 4 to 6 coils. The down side of this is it chew up the clutch in about half the life or maybe even less. It does delivers you into higher speeds but like I said at the cost of your clutch service.

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I was thinking about chopping the clutch springs.

I heard it was ridiculously hard. Is that true?

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Its not ridiculously hard but it is pretty hard to get the shortened spring back on the clutch. I did a trial run on some a35 clutches a while back and it took me a an hour or so to figure out a "good" way to get it back on. Two people could do it easier, I recommend using a friend with some strong fingers. I had to use clamps to stop the spring from jumping out on one side while Im putting it on on the other side.

Marvyhi, so are you using A3 first gear spring on both clutches? Thanks for your input btw, sounds like you did some serious trials on this thing.

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I'm not using a3s anymore. I have green springs on both first and second gear and think it is perfect for my setup. The green spring came in the first gear stock. I changed out the second gear spring from the red to a green spring. I also have balanced my clutch drum and lapped it in nice and smooth. My bike now shifts at 22 mph. By the way I ride an a55, but the a35 has the same transmission and clutches.

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Do you have the motor kitted or stock?

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i dont want torque really, i just want a launch that i now know is impossible unless i want to loose reliability and money but adding a new clutch.

fuck low end, i want all top end now :P

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This build should be very fun, Im pretty excited to get started but no $$$ yet.

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Torque is going to help with that launch you're looking for but you'd have to figure out a way to keep the clutch disengaged until you hit the powerband to get that kind of launch.

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Hey Quick,

I run a stock a55 revival ts on 26t by 22t gears, stock air box, shortened technigas pipe up jetted with a 58 main jet. With the shortened pipe I ride at about 44 to 45 mph on the flats. I have done a bunch of airsal 67 cc kits. Much more torque and speed. You can get into the 50's without the a35 ignition set up. And you will get there pretty quick with the stock carb too.

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Yeah, I did one a35 airsal install, this time Im going to try the alukit. I sold the last one before I got to do the clutches so this time will be a first on that. Thanks for all your help, Im hoping to break 60 with this build, maybe more depending on how it goes. I do have a few ideas for this build that havent been done much...

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