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Old 02-18-2007, 06:25 PM   #91
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Since mytsn.com has updated I cannot seem to get to the centax articles. Is it me or is there a secret way to get to them?
Hi Tom,

Yes, in the initial reformatting of the site, they did remove all my articles. However, they said that moving forward they would be selectively re-introducing some of them. Mine should be back, but it's just a question of when.

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Glenn,

Did MYTSN jank the articles? I thought they would at least keep links to the great info of the old site. I run Mugens but was impressed with the info of the writers.

I have only raced on-road nitro a couple years and after reading your centax clutch articles the new guy has helped out some long time racers het the balky clutches running better.


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Old 02-18-2007, 06:25 PM   #92
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Since mytsn.com has updated I cannot seem to get to the centax articles. Is it me or is there a secret way to get to them?
that is true....since the update,there is no more profile page,or any of the old tech articles...shame..

this might help you...

http://www.rctek.com/info_centax_clutch.html
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Old 06-16-2007, 09:43 PM   #93
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I have had my Serpent 710/centax for a couple months now and have blown two thrust bearings. The last one only lasted 2 weekends. I regrease it after every race. I put in .35 mm shims for proper endplay of bearings. I have .5 to .6 of clutch gap.
What is so great about centax??? because its adjustable? I have to tear it apart so often to maintain it I might as well be cutting down clutch shoes while im at it.
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Old 06-16-2007, 11:30 PM   #94
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What type of grease are you using?

I use mugen super grease which is realy tacky and thick keeps the thrust bearing lubed from half an hour to an hour
You could also try the new ceramic thrust bearing

http://rc-mushroom.com/product_info....oducts_id=3932
http://rc-mushroom.com/product_info....oducts_id=3885
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And give this article a read from serpent about Building the Perfect Centax-3 Clutch

http://www.serpent.com/news/10063/Bu...-3-Clutch.html
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Old 06-17-2007, 10:34 PM   #96
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I talked to a couple of local racers today, our regular race day and they have their centax set up with VERY little clutch gap and havent blown a thrust bearing in a year. So, I set it up that way, it ran fine, I just had to tighten up the adjusting spring for a better engagment point. Before, I had the adjusting spring collar backed all the way off.
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Old 06-18-2007, 01:12 AM   #97
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ive noticed that some guys run a bit excessive endplay and this is a cause of thrust bearing failure as it shocks the bearing and puts them under more uneccesary load.I am running 2 clutch sets on two engines i use in mt G4S and the ones has well over year of use with track days, nationals and practice days under its belt and thrust is still smooth.
I run .1mm endplay with no hassles also i use FinishLine Dupont teflon grease for bicycles.
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well my thrust bearing last at least a year...i race 7/8 times year round
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Here's .02 cents worth....

Compare the diameter of the thrust bearing balls on the Serpent thrust bearing and the Mugen thrust bearing. The Mugens are larger which means that bearing runs at a slower speed. Less speed = Less heat.

Also, try Dupont Krytox Grease in the thrust bearing...whichever you decide to use.
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