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Clutch plates 1952 A 10 Plunger
« on: 23.01. 2010 11:23 »
Hi guys
Another silly question:
As per the parts list,the bike has a dry clutch with a total of 6 steel plates & 5 friction plates.This includes the thick first steel plate.
If I install all these plates, the last steel plate attached to the spring plate does not come on the clutch centre splines as there isnt enough room.
I suspect that the plates may not be OEM & of a different thickness. Does anyone have the correct thickness of the steel plates ? Or any other suggestions. Cannot lay my hands on the original plates as they are just not available. Any help / info would be greatly appreciated

Anji

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Re: Clutch plates 1952 A 10 Plunger
« Reply #1 on: 23.01. 2010 19:31 »
Hi Anji,
this seems to be a common enough problem with pattern clutch plates!
You could try assembling the clutch with 2 less plates (1 steel and 1 friction)
If the pack is then too thin you can add in the extra steel plate
HTH
John O R
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Re: Clutch plates 1952 A 10 Plunger
« Reply #2 on: 24.01. 2010 11:51 »
Contary to popular belief you can omit just 1 plate, as the friction & plain plates run in different splines.
2 plain plates together will be exactly the same as using 1 thick steel plate as far as the clutch is concerned.
It was common when I were a tad younger ( OK well a lot younger then ) to slip the thinnest steel plate back in the clutch to "pack it out".
Cant do the same thing with pre WW II clutches.
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Re: Clutch plates 1952 A 10 Plunger
« Reply #3 on: 25.01. 2010 08:26 »
Hi John & Trevor
Thanks for the advice. Couldnt work over the weekend as I was laid up with the Flu, but will get cracking on the clutch tomorrow. Will give you a feed back asap. Thanks
Anji