Reducing Clutch Noise

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle General Discussion' started by ...ladies, Feb 8, 2009.

  1. ...ladies

    ...ladies New Member

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    Alright I'v heard about people using rubber sheets on the inside and outside of their clutch to quite it down. So i mocked up my own. [​IMG] That one shows the thickness of the outside cover (1/8th inch) [​IMG] And there is a picture of the inside cover (1/16 inch) The clutch moves funtionally. The only thing i am worried about is it warping under the heat. What do you guys think of the idea?

    If it does end up working i will be making these for resale as well as rubber to reduce the vibrations from the engine. (I have access to a laser cutting machine so they will be exact fit unlike this hand cut one)
     
  2. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    Glue it down good, and you should have no problems.
     
  3. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    The softer the rubber, the better.
     
  4. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    Plus a little grease on the gears works wonders to quiet them down.
     
  5. ...ladies

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    Alright thanks, its pretty soft rubber so it that should be good. The 1/8th inch would quite it down more but i didn't wanna have to cut out certain parts of the middle so it'd fit. I just did the 1/16th. I glued it down and its on the motor. The motor isn't on the bike so i'll post how it works once the bike is running. Where can i get some grease for the gears?
     
  6. ...ladies

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    Would anybody be interested in buying these or some rubber motor mounts made out of the 1/16th inch if i started making these? This isn't an order form just wondering if its worth getting into.
     
  7. Bikeguy Joe

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    You can use white litium grease, or red high pressure wheel bearing grease...a little dab is enough.
     
  8. Saddletramp1200

    Saddletramp1200 Custom MB Buiilder

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    I had that problem too. Then I got a better Walkman, rotfl. Na, fiberglass plate like on a roof, will do just as good. and heat dont bother it as much. Home Depot carrys the flat stuff. I also said, yea right. It works. (c)
     

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