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Cleaning out dry clutch -- MDI Carbon cover installed pics
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driift



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PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2016 10:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The clutch cover housing also had a factory gasket when removed as if they intended a little oil to be in there????
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2bims



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PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2016 10:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

driift wrote:
Alright. So eagerly anticipating my carbon clutch cover that ships today I removed the closed factory clutch cover and about a teaspoon of oil, looks old was trapped in there. Now I will assume this is a smart clutch bike lol. Why would I have some oil in the housing? Any ideas where it would be coming from? Sure doesn't look like my new oil I just put in 300v 10-40. Thoughts ?


A slight "weep" from the bearing seal behind the clutch basket no doubt.....Possibly from the seal drying out over years of engine not being used and stored...? And then with use being lubricated, heated up, and then sealing again.....Oil seals always dry up and then shrink on engines not being used....recommendation for bikes being stored away for a period is NOT to drain the oil....bit to fill it beyond fill levels to ensure bearings and seals stay covered...and then to drain out to normal level when returning to service...At least when a vented cover is fitted you'll be able to keep an eye out for any continuation
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driift



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PostPosted: Sat May 21, 2016 2:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow. Started it up with factory cover off. The dry clutch definitely makes some serious noise. Sounds great. I should have the clutch cover over the next few days though it was interesting dealing with MDI. More on that later. In the mean time, I am going to clean the clutch.

Just use compressed air no chemicals right? I've read guys using contact cleaner to brake cleaner to soap and water.

Tim
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JRH



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PostPosted: Sat May 21, 2016 2:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I run mine without the cover, guys in the UK, I'm having a carbon cover made up.... Watch this space!!!!
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driift



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PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2016 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Arrived installed fits is spot on perfect from MDI (Google MDI Carbon). Met up with Martin one of the owners they were moving warehouses ... Pics ....

















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JRH



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PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2016 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice 👍
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PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2016 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Boootiful
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2bims



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PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2016 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

certainly looks befitting to grace a bimota......and a fraction of the weight.....just a case of seeing how much dust it lets out during operation.... Embarassed
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trev45



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PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2016 11:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks great

Trev
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2016 9:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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steff_dk



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2016 2:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's how the slash cut sits ...

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JackJabba



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2016 11:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

JRH wrote:
I run mine without the cover, guys in the UK, I'm having a carbon cover made up.... Watch this space!!!!


Have you got anywhere with having the cover made?
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JRH



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2016 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm waiting for the first off, should have it back very soon.
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