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Topic: Benefits of a open clutch cover.

Ok so I have searched this topic.
Found that water gets in (inevitable) and rust forms on the springs/hardware and worse the plates and on extreme cases can make them stick together. Though no reports on that happening.

Going with a slipper clutch here and I am thinking about a woodcraft cover.

Now a couple of questions
I read that it can help with heat, is that true?


Does the noise get unbearable?
(Owned old HD's with open belts so I am use to a little noise)

Any other benefits or drawbacks?


Bike will be street driven. But will also spend time on a track.

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Benefits are cooler discs, less dust build-up, smoother operation, and increased clutch life.

Some solely do it for the bling and distinctive noise ;)
 
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Topic: Benefits of a open clutch cover.

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My "R" came with a slipper clutch. (Not sure who makes the one they use) Anyway, I was beginning to have a bit of shatter when taking off briskly from a stop, and the clutch drag when backing off seemed to become a little less so that I had to apply more brake going into corners. After installing an open cover, "things" improved. My suspicion(?) is that a buildup of clutch dust was the culprit.
 

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I will 2nd the two guys above, spot on! :)
 

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Perfect, got and answer and a good description as to why it's a benefit.
Thanks guys.

Its a mod I will be adding to the ever growing list.
 

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Sickness you say. But I have only changed out the Exhaust.... gas tank and forks, triple tree's, steering damper, air filter, wheels, seat, pegs,taillight, spark plugs, headlight bulbs,front fender, under tank panels.

shit I don't feel so good I need to lay down, I have the sickness..
 

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Sickness you say. But I have only changed out the Exhaust.... gas tank and forks, triple tree's, steering damper, air filter, wheels, seat, pegs,taillight, spark plugs, headlight bulbs,front fender, under tank panels.

shit I don't feel so good I need to lay down, I have the sickness..
Good post!

Yes, many of us have 'the sickness'.

If I was to list out what I have upgraded on mine it would go for pages. Like every fastener, washer, spacer, axle, swing-arm, rotors, tank, clutch :blah::blah::blah:

But I was just out on it - a nice not-too-hot Christmas Day here - and it's NICE.

I worked on a fairly stock 848 Evo recently, and it felt so heavy to wheel around. That expensive 23 kgs (almost 50 lbs) makes a big difference.

And not just when wheeling it around.

:)
 

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The open clutch cover looks cool...

I also have a Woodcraft. It's awesome!

(Had a SpeedyMoto before which was more open and pretty cool, but I'm a Woodcraft whore ;) )
 

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Thanks for the kind words guys. I appreciate it.

yeah its becoming a problem.
Hi my name is Jay.. 'hello Jay' well it's been 2 days since last ordered a part for my 1198. I find myself at 6 in the morning logging online to " glance " web sites like Bellissimoto and motowheels.
And when my paypal account is depleted for the week. I am on ebay, putting every part for the 1198 in the world in my watch list. O-yeah I have owned my 1198 for 4 months now..

Damn and I am jealous of your weather pat, it would be nice to ride. I did see a group of guys yeasterday on old 350-550 cb's. we have no snow on the ground. Which is pretty uncommon for MN. and temps around 35*f.
But I don't want salt/ water all over my new parts. lol-why?

Yeah I also have had good experience with woodcraft in the past. I am not putting down speedymoto as I do have there(SM) front and rear axle sliders and underbody sliders. I have meet pavement with the WC stuff and it faired very well in the past.

Thanks guys, & Merry Christmas.
 

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The first time i heard a dry clutch i was in love! Now that i have one and have seen the different pressure plates out there im even more in love because they look bad ass.

First mod i was going to do was the cover and pressure plate and had these items in the cart ready to order but got busy and forgot it. I went home that night to see how much work it was to remove the pressure plate and once i got the stock cover off i had the biggest smile on my face. I lucked out on mine because the prev owner had changed out the plates and collars but got annoyed with the sound so he covered it up with the stock cover. I almost ordered the exact same pressure plate that was already on there.
 

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Very nice.. I bet that doesn't happen to much. Going to order a pressure plate and already had one on. not to mention it just so happen to be the 1 you would have ordered+.

Love the colour scream on the TRI's. Thinking it might look goofy if I get my base model 1198 painted in the TRI colour style.
 
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