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Surflex Clutch Plates
« on: 28.06. 2011 22:38 »
I see on Ebay "Surflex" Clutch Plates for sale. Are these any good ? compared with the Cork type.

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Re: Surflex Clutch Plates
« Reply #1 on: 28.06. 2011 22:51 »
Hi Howard,
"Surflex" clutch plates are probably the best around with a price to match  *eek*
Proper ones have the brand name on each plate
They are a different "animal" to cork plates requiring more spring pressure and the plain plates must be perfectly flat

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Re: Surflex Clutch Plates
« Reply #2 on: 28.06. 2011 23:44 »
Surflex are without doubt the best money can buy. I will only use Surflex in my bikes, there not cheap but if you want quality you have to pay for it.


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Re: Surflex Clutch Plates
« Reply #3 on: 30.06. 2011 20:03 »
Thanks Guys, Brian you say the price is expensive however I have been quoted £8.95 per plate (Surflex) as opposed to £11 per plate to recork my own ones. Another thing, the chap who would recork mine said that if I go the surflex way they don`t like oil, so run them dry, is that correct ? I`m still not sure which way to go, any more suggestions.

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Re: Surflex Clutch Plates
« Reply #4 on: 30.06. 2011 20:24 »
Hi Howard,
Its not really feasable to run the BSA primary "dry", lots of discussion on the topic on this forum
As I said the plain plates must be perfectly flat, I would also fit new springs
The Surflex will be fine provided that you do NOT use ""car oil"" in the primary case  *eek*
Most people here use automatic transmission flluid (ATF)
I use 10/40 Castrol Motorcycle oil

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Re: Surflex Clutch Plates
« Reply #5 on: 30.06. 2011 23:12 »
Surflex plates will run with or without oil. I have some bikes with oil, s/arm A10, B33 etc and some that run dry, plunger A10's.  I also use Castrol 10/40 motorcycle oil, over here its called 4T.