Clutch slave cylinder - OBERON vs Evoluzione

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by Dust Buster, Jun 3, 2010.

  1. Dust Buster

    Dust Buster Been here awhile

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    Thinking about replacing the crappy clutch slave cylinder that KTM was kind enough to fit on the super E... and have found two options, Evolutione and Oberon.

    As far as i know the Evoluzione has proven its quality as bombproof and should be a good if not the best choice.

    The Oberon is a new product, proberbly just as good, but i have not heard anything good or bad about it.

    So give my your opinions!:ear

    http://evoluzione.net/evo-cycle-ktm.htm
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    http://www.oberon-performance.co.uk/acatalog/KTM_Clutch_Slave.html
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  2. GoNOW

    GoNOW Long timer

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    Can't say anything about the Oberon as I don't have one. I do have the very first Evoluzione prototype on my bike and I have had no problems with it.
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  3. nvr2late

    nvr2late Been here awhile

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    Have been running with the Oberon for about 5 months now, no complaints, and clutch release action definitely much smoother now.:clap
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  4. DC1200

    DC1200 KTM 990R Adv

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    +1 for Oberon. :thumb

    Brilliant build quality with two o-rings, easy fitment and bleeding, smooth clutch action, much better gearchange than the rebuilt (re o-ringed at 38k km) original. 8k+ km so far & hasn't missed a beat.

    Just do it! :ricky

    Cheers, Dan.
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  5. Knackers

    Knackers Polishing Turds

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    I had the Evo on the 990 and now it lives on the SE.

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  6. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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  7. kennyd

    kennyd kennyd

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    EVO has a 10 year warranty a spare set of seals included. oberon quoted over 50$ for their special seals both are available in orange now! soo 20$ advantage to EVO
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  8. 1stiski

    1stiski Ride that nasty thing

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    Oberon:clap Nice quality. They have been in the slave cylinder business for awhile, and make many types of replacement slaves. One thing their site does say, is that they don't use O-rings, but it is a machined U groove seal. I also like that the piston is also sealed from the rest of the unit, this should cut down on the amount of crud in the system that leaks by on the OEM unit (the piston is non sealed from the rest of the unit.)
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  9. tcskibike2008

    tcskibike2008 SnowHawker

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    +1 Oberon, installed this spring easily with no problems so far, much better clutch feel than stock.
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  10. jsrider

    jsrider Long timer

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    Evoluzione gets props for customer service and expertise. Ken posts on this forum and is most helpful.
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  11. UKADV

    UKADV n00b

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    I've got the Oberon. Agree with all thats said about smoothness. Definitely inspires confidence with the seal and piston arrangement. One gripe though is the quality of the anodising. Mine is orange and fading after only 2k miles.
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  12. CamelBill

    CamelBill Ride It!

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    I did the Evo, easy install and excellent service, both customer and product.:clap
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  13. charlie264

    charlie264 Long timer

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    With the GBP so low, $130 for the oberon.
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  14. sstewart

    sstewart Long timer

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    I have the Orange Evo and have no complaints. It also looks cool on my 950.
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  15. Metrotexual

    Metrotexual Been here awhile

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    FYI
    I have had the Evo for about two years and 5K miles and no issues.
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  16. utahrpm

    utahrpm Been here awhile

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    So, what about the "new" KTM (I assume Brembo?) slave cylinder?
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  17. 1stiski

    1stiski Ride that nasty thing

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    If u read back afew posts u will see that I toasted the upgraded KTM/magura unit . I'm not aware of a Brembo slave .
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  18. crazybrit

    crazybrit Long timer

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    How does the Evo differ in design?

    I'm confused on this if the Oberon uses a u-groove seal.

    What is there to replace "special seals" / wear-item wise on each design?
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  19. kennyd

    kennyd kennyd

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    evo uses simple std size o-ring seals and includes 1 free set with the the kit. oberon uses a u-groove or u-pack seal design not so simple and they charge much more and do not supply spares with their kit. evo 10 year warranty. oberon 1 year. orange or black available with evo now! some want the bling! www.alternatecycle.com
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  20. crazybrit

    crazybrit Long timer

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    Ah, I read u-groove as meaning a seal-less design. I guess this isn't correct. Since I'm on the other side of the pond I'd rather not have to mail order seals from the UK, doubly so if they are $$$
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