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Seems like a no brainer to me. After finally experiencing the Tak Special clutch, its a huge upgrade over the stock type manual clutches. I ran the TB manual for a while and I kind of felt like I wasted my money to be honest. The kit is quality and it does what it should but I feel like the crank mounted clutch design is such a limiting factor. I think if TB brought a main shaft mounted clutch to market for around 300-350 bucks I think they would have a definite winner on their hands. I can't say I would ever pay 700 bucks for the real Tak kit but I would have gladly paid around 300 for a TB version. Maybe the 50 market is dead and the time has passed but dang, how did this never happen?
 

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I wish they'd make a 124 kit for the 50. I always buy tak or kitaco, but I'd buy a TB124 for my Z50 if they made one. I concur on the clutch topic. Supply and demand I guess..
Hey guys I think you can take a TB54m piston and use it on the end of a Dr.ATV 54mm crank with a Dr.ATV 69mm cylinder and you have a 124 kit..
 

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Not knocking TB parts but there is a reason Tak clutch costs what it does and has reliability..remember the saying you get what ya pay for.
Yeah I agree the Tak stuff is great but if that's all there was out there, I probably wouldn't be able to afford a mini. When my special clutch needs a new basket and plates thats gonna suck up my mini budget for a full month. If TB sells the complete 88 race head for for 349$ it seems like they should be able to make a quality main shaft clutch for around the same price or slightly less.
 

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It would be a bit easier to make your own mutant kit if you had the tak transmission as the main shaft is about an inch longer. Otherwise you would need to make a sleeve/extender like the one that comes with the takie kit for stock transmissions. Its a lot more work/effort than I care/know how to do
 

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It would be a bit easier to make your own mutant kit if you had the tak transmission as the main shaft is about an inch longer. Otherwise you would need to make a sleeve/extender like the one that comes with the takie kit for stock transmissions. Its a lot more work/effort than I care/know how to do


i don't have a 50 engine here so i'm not 100% sure. but i think i may know of a setup that might work and you wouldn't need a sleeve/extender for the basket. prolly would require a lil machine work on the primary. what would be considered affordable? chp retails the takegawa clutch kit at 645 so would 350ish be in the ball park?
 
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