Aluminum vs. Steel Plates
Posted March 13, 2005 - 08:22 AM
Question is: Anyone know if there is a performance and longevity difference between aluminum (stock) and steel clutch plates? Any after market brands better (read cheaper) than others? The pig is already heavy, so weight won't matter......
Posted March 13, 2005 - 04:52 PM
Posted March 13, 2005 - 06:17 PM
I have never worn out a motorcycle clutch in my entire life.
Me neither, and this is my third WR (98, 02, now 03). I may just need to adjust the roller balls in the cutch so it engages at an earlier rpm. Had it that way once, but the engagement was too soon and abrupt.
Washighton State is my alma mater State: Gonzaga and Evergreen State. Bet the dual sporting is good there. Mostly desert canyons and sand washes here, atleast until till May.
Posted March 14, 2005 - 05:28 PM
Posted March 14, 2005 - 07:46 PM
But I'm always thinking, "how can it be better?", and I have imagained myself in to thinking the clutch friction plates were a.) aluminum b.) worn, or c.) aluminum and worn.
But I'll bet though there's aftermarket steel plates with more "swept area" that would grab harder, last longer. I can adjust the steel balls in the Revloc to engage at a lower rpm, but then full engagement comes on like........ [COLOR=Red]right now[/COLOR].
Can't have it all......