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Offline coater87

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Bob newby racing
« on: 21.08. 2017 07:16 »
 Does anyone here use his gold star belt drive clutch?

 I can't get it out of my mind how big a difference the belt drive made to my buddies bike, like night and day.

 I know the Newby clutch is big money, but this will not be driven just occasionally.  If it proves reliable enough it could  become my regular work vehicle for 5 months a year.

Lee
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Re: Bob newby racing
« Reply #1 on: 21.08. 2017 07:40 »
Hi Lee,
yes me I use this belt drives in all my bikes. It worth the money, no probs all over the years. Belt will last for ever with the  correkt tension. You must twist the belt in 90 degrees. It looks like verry slack but it is the right tension.

cheers Klaus
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Re: Bob newby racing
« Reply #2 on: 21.08. 2017 10:08 »
G'day Lee.
I don't have a Newby clutch but I have a belt and diaphragm clutch (Norton type) on my cafe and LOVE it.
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Re: Bob newby racing
« Reply #3 on: 26.08. 2017 22:08 »
Hi Lee and All,

I have just obtained a BNR clutch from a friend,
He has fitted an electric starter to his Goldie and doing this means going back to  chain primary and Pearson clutch

Next issue is to decide which of my BSA's to fit it to *????*

John
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Re: Bob newby racing
« Reply #4 on: 27.08. 2017 00:27 »
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Next issue is to decide which of my BSA's to fit it to
what a horrible problem to have!! *sad* *doh*
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Re: Bob newby racing
« Reply #5 on: 27.08. 2017 12:50 »
Hi Mike,
Yes indeed  *????*

I'm leaning towards fitting it to the Super Rocket as that is the bike that currently gets most use

The project RGS has a RRT2 box that I have fitted a Std first gear to, I do not know how this will work out though
With the RRT2 box I am restricted to a taper fitting clutch, where as the SR and Gold Star have STD boxes
that I have spare splined mainshafts that I can fit and use a Norton or a Suzuki based clutch to

The SR has gotten very noisy in third gear so I need to look inside the gearbox soon  *work*

John
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