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Re: Introducing 'The Red One' ....
« Reply #30 on: February 26, 2019, 08:12:57 PM »
Hi guys

Thanks for your replies.

I believe it is called lead foot syndrome. :)
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That would be the pot calling the kettle.  ;)

Ive been wondering how you were going with it, given the house stuff and all  ;)
Finally stopped moving and have the lap top out.
Ive not seen that one happen before, but glad you found something easy to fix/ replace.
The wear on the primary gear teeth looks quite normal to me, not optimal of course, but in not too bad a condition and I doubt it had anything to do with your clutch plate imploding like it did. The seal face also looks in pretty good nic.
When was the last time the clutch was apart? Was it just before Tamworth?
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Tony

The house is on the market. Impending rego & the upcoming trip has meant that the engine has stepped up in priorities. I was, well if you can be, pleasantly surprised at the carnage at the bottom of the wok.  :o The clutch plate was replaced about 2 years ago, but the clutch had issues from time to time.The primary gear splines are worn & the bushes are a little scuffed. I can only imagine that the race up to the lookout at Tamworth probably had something to do with it letting go. :(


How badly worn are the primary gear bushes?  Is it possible that with movement in the bushes, the primary gear has been flexing the clutch plate to the point it stress cracked around the centre like that?

Personally i would just tell everyone that the extreme horse power of the engine ripped the centre out of the clutch plate, sounds so much better than fatigue to me.

Glad to hear it isn't something too serious.

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Dave

Dave

The bushes do have some wear & so do the splines. The 1100 has some get up & go, but I probably make up the additional horsepower by my driving style. :-[

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Re: Introducing 'The Red One' ....
« Reply #31 on: March 03, 2019, 09:50:46 AM »
Seems a bit of a strange thing to happen, but metal fatigue can do funny things. Once you get a crack here and there, one thing leads to another.... Sounds right that the pull up the steep hill to the lookout (done none too gently by the sound of it) could have been the last straw. A wonder you didn't have some sort of warning though if it was that bad.

Lucky you did the lookout run though, as it must have been right on the edge before that and it was much more comfortable (and more fun for us  ;)) sitting around the front of your cabin with a few beers commiserating and waiting for the tilt tray than it would have been sitting on the side of the highway the next day.

Glad to hear it seems like an easy fix anyway. Hopefully no more worrying noises surface once it's back on the road. Have you had a chance to get it back together and taken for a decent test run yet?

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Re: Introducing 'The Red One' ....
« Reply #32 on: March 07, 2019, 07:38:07 PM »
Hi

Just a quick update.

After spending most of Sunday & a few hrs today replacing the primary gear, clutch & the normal things that you see when everything is disassembled, we have forward & reverse! Yahoo! ;D 

I still have a few more hrs work to finish everything before doIng a shakedown run.

Alan.