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Old 04-22-2012, 09:23 PM
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Hey 5-7. Saw a while back you were hangin' a TAV-2 on a Robin Suburu. Doesn't the driver have a 3/4" bore? I thougt the shaft on a Robin is 5/8", how did you make it fit? And Skaard, did you figure out a charging system for your battery? What'd you come up with?
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Old 04-23-2012, 12:25 AM
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Good day today , I finish the mock up took it all apart . Cleaned , sander and primed the frame and gave it 3 coats of black . The same for the forks . Repacked rear wheel bearings and put the new tire on . Did a little detail work on motor , clean up welds on pipe an painted it . I also started to work on the head light , putting a led from a driving light in it . It's getting there . Dan
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Old 04-23-2012, 12:42 AM
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Did a 30 dollar over haul to my Morni clutch after about 6000 miles.. I beat the bujeebers out of the old clutch. Put a new set of stones in is all. Run wicked! Was apparently way over due. Like shocks in a car kinda don't really snap whats happened over time lol.
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Old 04-23-2012, 02:02 AM
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I've heard of some ATV riders deliberately greasing 3 shoe clutches with white lithium spray grease. Has anyone here done that to a bike motor like a Dax or pocketbike engine clutch? It sounds like it would potentially be a mess or a failure (slippage at high RPM or steep hills). But it might keep from burning up clutch shoes and let you get more RPM at lower ground speeds.
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Old 04-23-2012, 02:06 AM
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I've heard of some ATV riders deliberately greasing 3 shoe clutches with white lithium spray grease. Has anyone here done that to a bike motor like a Dax or pocketbike engine clutch? It sounds like it would potentially be a mess or a failure (slippage at high RPM or steep hills). But it might keep from burning up clutch shoes and let you get more RPM at lower ground speeds.
I get quit the opposite effect with thicker oil. Mine is a heavy duty purpose racing designed wet clutch. The compartment the clutch sits in in requires that oil must be added!
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Old 04-23-2012, 02:16 AM
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Have you ever heard of installing a bolt into a engine block when wrenching repairing, and broke the bolt because the hole was full of oil? Hydraulic force will do it!
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Old 04-23-2012, 02:35 AM
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Well, I have no idea how long TAnaka 3300 clutch shoes are expected to last, and I imagine they are expensive, so when they are thin and I have new ones in the box, I'll grease the old ones and see what happens.
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Old 04-23-2012, 02:44 AM
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Grease will be too thick as the clutch will grab before the dynamic of the weight in the clutch shoes can be properly energized. It may slip too much and then work well at a higher rpm? Tough to understand I know..I have been through it. See my posting on it and summer winter observations with my BoXer .

My clutch will burn up pretty quick with out oil!! I am not gonna put grease in it per say but I use wet clutch approved oil.
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Old 04-23-2012, 02:48 AM
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the CanAm Spyder takes the same oil your Boxster does
also wetclutch. The oil can not be a SM spec as it has friction modifiers in it
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Old 04-23-2012, 02:59 AM
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the CanAm Spyder takes the same oil your Boxster does
also wetclutch. The oil can not be a SM spec as it has friction modifiers in it
I have been thinking about the friction modifier thing a lot. Would be cool if there was a thread listing all the major brands avilible and which manufactures were using them in racing. AKA what the racing teams are using. I ran with the oil from here for the M. http://www.motomx.com/clutch_information.html The 90 wt version same brand tho.

The Nuvinci Hub will not work without a special friction modified fluid as well. There was a blower motor for hotrods forget the name that used it as well. Was in this thread... http://motorbicycling.com/showthread.php?t=21827&page=4
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