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Allan G, Barry_Surrey, Ignoramus, NickL
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by Barry_Surrey
I need to replace my plates on my 1963 A65 4 spring clutch. I’m not a racer or even a tourer, no heavy use. I just need plates that will do a standard job. I’m also a bit broke at the moment 🤷‍♂️

Soo, aluminium friction plates or three time the price for steel?

Many thanks for your help and advice
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by BSA_WM20
Alloy plates work fine in modern clutches where the tangs are virtually a continious spline so there is a massive contact surface to distribute the load
Not so good on a BSA where are relatively few tangs
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by gavin eisler
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Ally plates if you have an Ally clutchbasket, a steel basket will eat them up fast. More of a thing for racers.
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by Barry_Surrey
Case closed.

I was hoping that a number of people would just say “oh yeah I bought alley plates, worked ok”. But noooo, not one of you. So I bit the bullet and bought the steel plates. No beer for me this week 😞🤷‍♂️
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