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pan aluminum clutch pressure plate question

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Post by BCOWANWHEELS » Tue Mar 29, 2011 11:31 pm

can anybody tell me if these new aluminum pressure plates for the clutch are necessary ? i do have a barnett clutch pack set and matching springs. my engine is mildly hot rodded ? also if its recomended who makes and sells them that are U.S.A. made ?
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Re: pan aluminum clutch pressure plate question

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Post by Robert Luland » Wed Mar 30, 2011 12:05 am

None! It does just as good of a job as the orignal. If I started out selling this crap 30 years ago. I'd be just as rich as the slim that did and I'd beable to get the sweet white hoe on Biker Planet. Bob L

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Post by Bosheff » Wed Mar 30, 2011 8:32 am

It has been my experience that the stock stamped steel H-D unit holds up pretty well to mildly modified engines. The big selling point on the aluminum units was that they didn't warp as I remember. If you have good springs and a decent stock p.plate you should be good to go if you aren't running to may horses and/or aren't running airplane gears....bosheff

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Re: pan aluminum clutch pressure plate question

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Post by Wayne Mc » Thu Mar 31, 2011 1:21 pm

I've seen the aftermarket steel pressure plates warped out of the box.
Check it on surface plate if you have one.

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Post by Bosheff » Thu Mar 31, 2011 4:43 pm

I doubt that even a NOS stock H-D p.plate is anywhere near perfectly flat. That being said, I've serviced some pretty womped out clutches and as long as the motors aren't puttin out mega horse power, the clutches generally seem to be up to the task. Usually it is the fibers that cause the slipping condition, or to much horse power....bosheff

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Post by fourthgear » Fri Apr 01, 2011 4:21 am

Not sure who or where my alum. pressure plate was made ,but it has worked fine for a many of years now .

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Post by BCOWANWHEELS » Fri Apr 01, 2011 4:34 am

GONNA STRAIGHT EDGE MY STOCK H/D PRESSURE PLATE AND SEE WHAT I HAVE. MY ENGINE I,D SAY IS 20% MORE THAN STOCK.I,AM A OLD MAN AND NOT INTO BURNNING MY TIRE OR RACING BUT JUST WANT TO DO MY BEST WITH THIS RESERECTION OF MY SCOOTER.
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S&S "E" CARB
REAL 468 SIFTON CAM W/SOLID LIFERS
BALANCED & CLEARENCED
POERTED & POLISHED HEADS WITH 1/8" BIGGER VALVES
NEW BARNETT CLUTCH AND MATCHING SPRINGS

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Re: pan aluminum clutch pressure plate question

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Post by stump » Sat Apr 02, 2011 3:47 am

i run an aluminum plate on my 98 inchdirt drag bike and it has held up well i've burnt two sets of clutch plates last season and thealuminum plate is still flat

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Post by BCOWANWHEELS » Sat Apr 02, 2011 3:54 am

STUMP,
Where did you get your plate ?

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Re: pan aluminum clutch pressure plate question

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Post by stump » Sat Apr 02, 2011 4:04 am

BCOWANWHEELS wrote:STUMP,
Where did you get your plate ?
custom chrome pn 19263

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