Clutch plates

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Re: Clutch plates

Postby ajscomboman » Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:10 pm

What you have certainly isn't what it left the factory with and certainly shouldn't be in there, looks like a Burman set up to me not AMC.

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Re: Clutch plates

Postby clanger9 » Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:21 pm

Wow. I have no idea what that clutch is off.
It looks British (rather than Japanese or European), but I don't think it's Burman or AMC... :?
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Re: Clutch plates

Postby oldgit61 » Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:28 pm

Well it fits in a G2.
Looks like I'll have to do some cleaning up, and see if it works.

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Re: Clutch plates

Postby Janet » Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:15 pm

Ignore the sprocket as mine is a CSR with a duplex chain but the rest of the clutch should be similar* to the G2.

*different number of plates but they all fit the same way, ie lugs on the outside of steel plates and tags on the inside of friction plates.

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Re: Clutch plates

Postby oldgit61 » Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:56 pm

The clutch outer looks the same, but the inner is completely different, yours has a finer spline ( more tabs) than mine. And 2 less springs.
Not sure but your clutch looks a larger diameter than mine. The sprocket on mine is larger than the basket, yours is the otherway round.

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Re: Clutch plates

Postby Janet » Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:51 pm

Mine is correct.
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Re: Clutch plates

Postby Expat » Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:26 am

Janet wrote:Mine is correct.



So there. :lol:
Keep shiny side up.

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Re: Clutch plates

Postby Janet » Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:17 am

Expat wrote:
Janet wrote:Mine is correct.



So there. :lol:
I was somewhat succinct but was heading off to bed.

Gary has said he is building up the bike from parts so we have no evidence that all the bits had been on a running bike together. It may be that the clutch he has Will function on the G2 but even with my limited knowledge of mechanicals I'm aware that it isn't just a case of fitting a clutch on a shaft. I'm sure Gary knows this better than I do. A couple of things that come to mind are, did the rest of the clutch come with it, i.e. the centre with rubber inserts or, perhaps, that type doesn't use them, fitting on the shaft differently. How many teeth are on the sprocket and do they match the chain size?

I appreciate that clutches are hard to come by, although not impossible, but I feel that sourcing one may be easier than getting to fit the one Gary has. Of course, I could be wrong and hope he is successful.
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Re: Clutch plates

Postby oldgit61 » Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:11 am

Janet, the clutch I have was in the engine when I bought it. It had been in there a long time, judging by the condition of it. The rest of the engine seemed in OK condition, with the exception of the big end.( with is now sorted, 1100 kawasaki big end bearing fitted). So I am presuming that it had been running on this (small) clutch before the big end went. The sprocket must be the right size as the primary chain in standard length.


Just had a message from someone in a facebook group saying he had a G2 many years ago and he remembers that having a 5 spring clutch.

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Re: Clutch plates

Postby Janet » Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:56 am

That's good. Pursuing this via the person on FB seems to be your best route to finding more about it.

I'll shut up now.
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