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Technical => Clutch, Primary, Gearbox => Topic started by: Gavin on 06.12. 2011 14:58

Title: New Fibre Inserts
Post by: Gavin on 06.12. 2011 14:58
I have purchased the correct Fibre inserts for the Plunger clutch I have, and would like to hear how others have inserted them into the plate, or cage that they fit into. I am a bit lost as to how best to achieve this. While removing the old inserts the "plates" (more like a wire cage) seemed to bend n buckle a bit... any clues on how true they need to be... etc etc... please... Many Thanks.
Title: Re: New Fibre Inserts
Post by: trevinoz on 06.12. 2011 22:06
It's easy, Gavin.
                           Take old plate in right hand and drop into nearest bin.
Pick up new bonded plate and insert into clutch basket.
Seriously, Gavin, you are wasting your time with the old plates.

  Trev.
Title: Re: New Fibre Inserts
Post by: wilko on 06.12. 2011 22:13
I too would like to know how they were insered, as they aren't really like cork. If they fit the hole then they just fall out again?
Title: Re: New Fibre Inserts
Post by: Gavin on 11.12. 2011 08:59
Ah Trev you might be right, now it's a toss up between spending a bit more time or a bit more money. Am a bit strapped for both at present.
Title: Re: New Fibre Inserts
Post by: Gavin on 05.01. 2012 05:42
Ok, Trev ya won that one.... old ones hit the bin. new bonded job now in hand. I have now taken the Clutch apart ... removed the 8 rivets, and will true up the leading edges.... anyone know where to get hold of the rivets, and do I need a press for this, or will the good old Gympie hammer do the job? Should I check the "basket" for true before I reassemble, or will it all true up against the sprocket drive?
Title: Re: New Fibre Inserts
Post by: orabanda on 05.01. 2012 07:42
Hi Gavin,
For an old fella, you have no fear!
Why don't you give me a call to discuss your impetuosity!
Richard