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3 spring clutch for A65 vs 4 spring #701212
07/09/17 3:15 pm
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Sorry is this has been covered before, but the 4 spring clutch on my 66 Hornet is knackered beyond all hope.

Assuming I could find a *complete* later type 3 spring, could I use that for a direct replacement of the earlier 4 spring type?

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Re: 3 spring clutch for A65 vs 4 spring [Re: Dana_twin] #701252
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I had the same thing going on with my 65 Rocket. Ed at EV Engineering put together a complete 3 spring clutch for me for a reasonable price and I added a new SRM alloy pressure plate. A world of difference, much lighter lever and I only get a false neutral if I'm being sloppy.

JW

Re: 3 spring clutch for A65 vs 4 spring [Re: Dana_twin] #701301
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It works but you must replace the chainwheel along with the rest of the clutch. I'm assuming that's what JW means by "complete clutch".


Mark Z

'65(lower)/'66(upper, wheels, front end, controls)/'67(seat, exhaust, fuel tank, headlamp)/'70(frame) A65 Bitsa.
Re: 3 spring clutch for A65 vs 4 spring [Re: Dana_twin] #701418
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If the 4 spring centre is still good you can modify it to work with a 3 spring chain wheel, map make a nice 4 spring alloy pressure plate as well as the three. I use this set up with extra plates and 4 heavy springs to cope with the power of my 883 motor. So the 4 spring versions can be used to good effect when you need the extra clamping force.


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Re: 3 spring clutch for A65 vs 4 spring [Re: Mark Z] #701471
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I replaced everything. I ran around in circles with it for sometime,replacing the most worn out bits, but being 50 yrs. old it all had too much wear to really work as it should. A worn part has a tendency to bitch up a new part it comes in contact with. My hub center had too much wear also or I probably would have done something like Mark did.


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