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Old 12-31-2009, 12:47 AM
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Hmmmmm..... I really do not like what I see in your video. That is a boatload of free play on the clutch drum. I wish I knew what is considered acceptable play for your Morini clutch. Some clutches are happy set up like that, but most all clutches I have worked on...... that much free play means the drum hub bushing/ needle bearing is toast.
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Old 12-31-2009, 01:08 AM
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Hmmmmm..... I really do not like what I see in your video. That is a boatload of free play on the clutch drum. I wish I knew what is considered acceptable play for your Morini clutch. Some clutches are happy set up like that, but most all clutches I have worked on...... that much free play means the drum hub bushing/ needle bearing is toast.
Yeah I am not sure myself and I suspect thats what I am hearing. Not having any experience with these clutches I am unsure. But I do know I dont like it.

I heard that noise the very first time I rode it, second time nothing. Third time nothing, but did it the fourth time.

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I'll take my cover off this weekend and check to see if that play in the bell is normal. It also gives me a chance to change my clutch oil.
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Old 12-31-2009, 01:03 PM
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I had strange noises as well. It sounded just like the rear tire was rubbing it was not rubbing. I switched to Bell Ray 80w gear clutch oil same as Easy. That helped chatter a ton. The rubbing thing went away for me over time. I suspect the shoes have to brake in and seat a little. I am curious to hear how much end play Easy has? Mine has free play as well.. Probably fine.
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Old 12-31-2009, 04:25 PM
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I have several Franco Morini Motors, Break in is 500 miles. So.. Go easy for the first 500 miles.. Enjoy the ride...
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see? this is the difference between this forum and 'the other'.... here, nobody is verbally spanked for not being Captain Forum Expert.
and also, a guy like myself can go completely off-topic without repercussions. as long as it doesnt become a habit, that is

somewhat back on-topic, fair i didnt even realize you had that awesome santa cruz motored bike until i saw it on youtube. i looked for a thread about it but couldnt find one.
have some questions
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Old 12-31-2009, 07:48 PM
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fair i didnt even realize you had that awesome santa cruz motored bike until i saw it on youtube. i looked for a thread about it but couldnt find one.
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http://motorbicycling.com/f15/fr31-s...xer-13930.html
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see? this is the difference between this forum and 'the other'.... here, nobody is verbally spanked for not being Captain Forum Expert.
and also, a guy like myself can go completely off-topic without repercussions. as long as it doesnt become a habit, that is

Whut? You no speakie 001010001010100001? o_O

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Old 01-03-2010, 10:38 AM
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Thanks 4 your help... i kinda got it figured out. thanks again
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Does anybody know what the lifespan of a franco mornini motor is?
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