Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Railton, Tasmania, Australia
Re: Siebenrock clutch for LT
Thanks Chris, I'll add that little detail to my files. I must admit I struggle with this clutch wear issue, but I guess if you look at the overall gearing in 1st, and the mass of the bike, that is in fact the answer/reason. The clutch is basically the same as a VW Beetle (type 1), and they never fail, but at a maximum 5500 rpm, the old VeeDub was pulling a wicked 25 mph, not 62 mph plus. So the gearing is always going to be the telling factor in that the clutch can get slipped for quite some seconds at a relatively high differential speed gainst the pressure plate and flywheel, and bingo, toasted clutch plate. Just like the V8 Supercars getting off the line, same problem, tall gearing in first.
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