Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Railton, Tasmania, Australia
Re: Gearbox technical question
Lowering the 1st gear will preserve the clutch, the rest of the "wet clutch" problems are from leaking seals and failed clutch slave units, so no real reliability problems with the dry clutch itself other than a short life. As for converting to a wet system, unfortunately the operating principle is totally different, ours spin at engine speed, typical wet clutches spin at the speed of the primary reduction, very much slower than the crankshaft, so oil churning is not a problem.
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