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Offline Vander

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Soaking Clutch Plates?
« on: October 17, 2012, 01:08:37 PM »
How many here soak their NEW clutch plates in fresh oil before they install them?

Assuming that you are replacing a WET clutch.  ;D

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Re: Soaking Clutch Plates?
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2012, 08:49:26 PM »
 Mandatory-since they run wet in a WET clutch.

Of course modern day clutch baskets are run much drier than they were even 15 years ago-but the plates still need to be pre-soaked with oil.
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Re: Soaking Clutch Plates?
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2012, 08:59:26 PM »
Ah... thanks, Lloyd.

I owe you an awkwardly long hug.   ;)

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Re: Soaking Clutch Plates?
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2012, 09:47:09 PM »
"Coat the clutch discs and plates with clean engine
oil."

Quoted out of Honda's service manual...


You are already awkward enough, no hug needed....lol
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Re: Soaking Clutch Plates?
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2012, 01:27:16 PM »
Question about Ducati's and dry clutches with an open cover. Someone recently told me that he won't ride his in the rain because the clutch plates will swell up. I've ridden mine in the rain and had no such issues, but I'm no expert and would like to understand more about this.

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