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pros/cons disabling KEBC?

Just wondering about disabling the KEBC?
Pros/Cons?

Also, can you just unplug it to disable (temporarily) until opening up the clutch at a later time?
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Just wondering about disabling the KEBC?
Pros/Cons??
all pros in my opinion ..... i hate when i let off the gas and it brakes automatically. When i want the car to brake ... I WILL PUSH THE BRAKES. I will also say i think it is dangerous and in the rocks and sand it will make the car get sideways.

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Also, can you just unplug it to disable (temporarily) until opening up the clutch at a later time?
YES .... just unplug it NO ISSUES.

Here is a cool billet cover we make. So you can REMOVE the complete KEBC. It is not a flat plate. It actually uses the stock rubber gasket to.

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If you are going down trails with big hills KEBC is nice.
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If you are going down trails with big hills KEBC is nice.
My brake is disconnected and with the Dalton kit it really doesn't change much. There is still engine braking power, you just have to burp the throttle a bit to keep it engaged. That is with no rivets or screws (840 clutching) before I did BBK I had aluminum rivets and 3 screws and when descending a steep hill with KEBC disconnected the engine braking was actually strong enough to stop the machine in the middle of the hill, then clutch would release and freewheel until you burp the throttle to engage it again. I definately don't miss my KEBC it makes for much smoother slow speed riding.

PS: The DASA cover is a nice piece that fits perfect.

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I have been down some steep enough, long technical slopes on the edge of a mountain bank that you don't want to have to burp the throttle, as the your brakes are having a hard time holding you back at a safe speed and causing you to slide a bit, and you seem to get that clutch release just when you don't want it (ie going down/cresting a bump drop off just before the real steep part of the hill with technical issues at the bottom). KEBC is nice in those situations, when its steep/technical enough that you want to be going less than that 5-7mph. This is not a situation that would matter to me in the dunes or a fireroad in the desert.

I also know someone on both Teryx forums that told me a story about how he almost lost his Teryx off a cliff at a Rally in Utah, as his brakes overheated and failed. KEBC may have helped some. If he wants to post his story he can.

To put things in perspective though, I have the DASA KEBC removal plate and a modified DASA OD cover, but a few rides I'd rather have my KEBC back (not most, but the odd one). One trial I ride, I'd put it back in if I knew I was running it in advance for sure.
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all pros in my opinion ..... i hate when i let off the gas and it brakes automatically. When i want the car to brake ... I WILL PUSH THE BRAKES. I will also say i think it is dangerous and in the rocks and sand it will make the car get sideways.



YES .... just unplug it NO ISSUES.

Here is a cool billet cover we make. So you can REMOVE the complete KEBC. It is not a flat plate. It actually uses the stock rubber gasket to.

In the Desert and Dunes the KEBC sucks!!!, but I could see that on great big hills it would be nice. and the Dasa plate is TITS!! perfect fit!!! Thanks Steve.
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It don't get much worse than wv & ten. I have a VFJ stage 3 clutch mod with springs. KEB removed 99% of the time would not help much. They onley work under 5 MPH And they will cut groves in your sheave. Also can run 49 MPH in low range.My.02
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i would suggest unplugging it and trying it out for yourself. Thats what i did and i prefered it installed for the steep technical down hills i frequent every time i ride but in the trails liked it a lil better without. I leave mine connected but wish you could switch it on and off. Also i dont have a clutch kit so when i get mine installed ill try without kebc again.

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I woudn't disconnect it for two reasons.

1.) It's nice to have when I use it when towing and technical stuff.
2.) My wife is the primary user and I wouldn't even consider removing it for this reason alone.

I say that the KEBC would be cumbersome on racing applications but not on day to day duties.

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Thanks for all the great replies.
I think I'll unhook it and ride a bit before deciding.
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