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Old 03-28-2009, 08:35 PM   #1
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Default clutch bearings.

How often do you replace your clutch bearings?

If the clutch bell has a small amount of wobble in it due to worn bearings. Could this cause the clutch to engage and disengage rapidly?
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Old 03-28-2009, 08:54 PM   #2
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In my somewhat limited experience I only replace them when they are rough feeling (or excessively sloppy play). I have seen instances when there is enough slop that the bell will "chatter" agains the shoes. This can cause rough engagement and disengagement of the clutch.
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I change them before every night of racing. They're cheap and it gives me a piece of mind.
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Old 03-28-2009, 09:37 PM   #4
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I also would change them too. I would do it also cause when the bearings fail or overheat, it can also cause some wear to the crank of the motor where the bearings ride. I've seen a fellow racer with clutch bearing problems consistantly because the crank had worn down where the bearings ride. Even new bearings would wear out quickly for him. In this case, it's better to be safe than sorry imo.
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