Newby has the wet clutch that is less expensive than the belt drive and dry clutch, and works with the regular primary stuff that's already there.
So, I tore apart the primary cover for 1,378 time last night. I have discovered that not only do I NOT need to remove the foot peg to get the cover off, but I don't even have to remove the rear brake pedal either, I just have to remove the push rod from the brake pedal and it drops completely out of the way. So that's cool to learn! As for the clutch. What a piece of crap! I actually took a very close look at the individual pieces as I was tearing it apart, and what an archaic relic from the times of old! As for the diagnosis..... All the friction plates have plenty of material, but they are glazed like no clutch I've ever seen before. Not to mention all the slop and play in every part of that clutch basket. Needless to say, I now find myself at a cross roads. Do I try and replace the crappy parts with slightly better parts and HOPE it doesn't slip anymore? Or do I say fuck the dumb shit and order a clutch basket from Bob Newby, either chain or belt drive? I'm inclined to get a Newby clutch, as the RE scissor clutch is nothing more than a semi-functioning 20 piece paper weight.I'd rather be spending money on the Bonneville build, but damn it, I don't like not being able to ride anything at all either. And Blltrdr - I do appreciate that info for the clutch basket blue printing, but I'm done polishing turds. Sure, I could send it out and have that turd better than ever. But it's still a turd, it still stinks, it's just shinier now. LOL But I am curious..... You are in fact running the Sureflex plates in your clutch now. Correct? What are your thoughts on their performance? Is it actually worth trying? I'm already laying down way more torque than this clutch can handle as is, and I only plan on making it faster once the Bonneville bike is complete. Maybe it's worth the money just replacing the entire clutch now and be done with it and having the security in mind that it will never be an issue again? Scottie J
........Also, if your clutch throw-out rod is segmented with a single ball bearing between the segments, like a Bullet, replace the steel ball bearing with a good quality ceramic ball bearing. Lower friction and so it can't friction weld together..
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