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Old 01-07-2014, 12:11 PM
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Default Re: A quieter clutch cover plate

i know this is an old thread but, have you tried the can of the Plasti-dip that is meant to be dipped in? was thinking about using it on my bike to quiet it down.
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Old 01-07-2014, 01:21 PM
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Default Re: A quieter clutch cover plate

Plasti-Dip could work well.
Some folks have used DIY truck bedliner and I bet Plasti-Dip would have a similar effect.
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Old 01-07-2014, 10:52 PM
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Default Re: A quieter clutch cover plate

Anything that adds mass will help quiet things down.
mouse pads from the computer
Rhino lining
I bolted a metal skull to mine...
Like I said, anything that does not rub and adds mass will help.
The pic is from the early Pig engine. The cover has made the move to the new GenV engine in the current version!)
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Old 01-08-2014, 09:48 PM
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haha Good Cheers!
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Old 01-11-2014, 12:39 PM
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Default Re: A quieter clutch cover plate

I make my own gaskets from a rubbery type paper gasket material I get from Auto Zone, they sell 2 kinds, a thin paper for coolant only, and the rubbery type ment for gas & oil. After tracing out the clutch cover & cutting it out, I ended up with a peice that was almost a perfect match to fit inside the cover. Because the cover is already raised be the gasket, I figured it would grant me sufficient clearance inside & not rub the "sound deadener" slice against the flower nut. Just coat the inside with RTV and place the gasket slice into it, smoothing out any lumps with my fingertip.

Another tip if you hear gnashing gears: crayons. My dad taught me this trick as a kid, use crayons on the chain & sprocket. The friction from the moving parts heats up the wax to penetrate the pores of the metal and lube the chain. It isn't messy, won't attract dirt, won't sling off & stain your pants leg (if your bike lacks a chain guard), and helps quiet noise. I also lube the gears inside my clutch cover with crayon and it works great! It made the gear noise almost non existant, you have to remove the cover to hear the gears now. Another benefit, the waxy coating deters rust & corosion. Any brand or color works, but I like to use pale blue when I color the teeth of my chrome sprocket, it doesn't showup as much.
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