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Old 11-24-2012, 01:50 PM   #21
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Re: Dry Clutch Plates

Today we compared some plates / disc's ...

So once upon a time there was a Limited Edition owner in Germany, who felt realy safe / secure since he had a pile of Dry Clutch Plates both types needed.
What he never has known is that the plates he owned would not fit his Limited Edition ...

The photos speak for themselves ...

small disc's LE

large disc's ?

XR0 ?

WC ?
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Old 11-24-2012, 01:52 PM   #22
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Re: Dry Clutch Plates

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Old 11-24-2012, 01:52 PM   #23
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Re: Dry Clutch Plates

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Old 11-24-2012, 03:02 PM   #24
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Re: Dry Clutch Plates

I tought the friction plates in dry clutches had a full surface, so no grooves in them?

How long do you think a normal wet set of plates would last in a dry clutch?

I know they wouldnt be cooled by oil but if you make a good air duct to allow them to cool could you possible use the clutch without burning it out?
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Old 11-24-2012, 03:13 PM   #25
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I tought the friction plates in dry clutches had a full surface, so no grooves in them?

How long do you think a normal wet set of plates would last in a dry clutch?

I know they wouldnt be cooled by oil but if you make a good air duct to allow them to cool could you possible use the clutch without burning it out?
Sofar still correct but apparently Suzuki Racing Parts ones have grooves ...

Wet plates ?! I have no idea, since I have not tried that ... first you have to find plates that have the typical format or look into howfar a certain basket would fit for that purpose

Might well be that it will be rattling, ringling and smelling ...
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Old 11-24-2012, 03:19 PM   #26
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Re: Dry Clutch Plates

Well i meant plates that are normally for a wet clutch.

Something tells my i wont last many miles but for a track bike thats nor really an issue in my mind.

If it lasts an entire season thats acceptable for me.
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Old 11-25-2012, 02:16 AM   #27
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Re: Dry Clutch Plates

First you would have to find wet plates that fit the dry clutch.
It seems there might me an attempt made in the UK to replicate the whole thing (kit oilcooled dry clutch)
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Old 11-25-2012, 07:53 AM   #28
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Re: Dry Clutch Plates

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Sofar still correct but apparently Suzuki Racing Parts ones have grooves ...
Hans,

I still don't know what you have but I do have a complete, new Suzuki racing clutch. Most of the parts are different from the normal Ltd. ones but the plates are the same, without grooves...

Do you know that yours are definitiely Suzuki parts?

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Old 11-25-2012, 08:15 AM   #29
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Re: Dry Clutch Plates

i also have a suzuki race kit dry clutch for a SRAD and the latter model 2001-2202 dry clutch as well..both have the smooth surface on the frictions...i can see how the grooved ones might help dissapate heat,,,but it would be at the expense of grip,,seeing how small the plates are to begin with,,i'd guess every little bit helps,,expecially in the later dry clutches,,
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Old 11-25-2012, 09:25 AM   #30
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Hans,

I still don't know what you have but I do have a complete, new Suzuki racing clutch. Most of the parts are different from the normal Ltd. ones but the plates are the same, without grooves...

Do you know that yours are definitiely Suzuki parts?

JR
As written ... it came to NL with a Limited Edition, in a bag that has label Suzuki Racing Parts

Also a German friend Andreas confirms he ordered sets (in 1995) and these are simular ( he is going to check the part no. ) His bike RR/Rk 1989 is running with the grooved ones ...
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Old 12-18-2012, 01:18 PM   #31
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Re: Dry Clutch Plates

all the way from Canada ... " eBayed " from a member here ... for display purposes or when desperate ... use

EBC CK 3376 Heavy Duty (Dry) Clutch Plate Set ...

compared with genuine Suzuki one ...
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Old 12-18-2012, 02:00 PM   #32
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Re: Dry Clutch Plates

the large ones look like xro dry clutch as the clutch is bigger than the ero clutch,hope this helps...ps i have the xro clutch in my engine

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Old 12-18-2012, 04:05 PM   #33
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EBC CK 3376 Heavy Duty (Dry) Clutch Plate Set ...
Text on the back of EBC box:

" These clutch plates are a cork based material similar to the original equipment and must be soaked for a few hours in the manufacturers recommended drive case oil before installation. "

dry clutch plates ?!
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Old 12-18-2012, 04:34 PM   #34
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Lol...
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Old 12-24-2012, 10:04 AM   #35
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Re: Dry Clutch Plates

o.k. ... picked up my plates that were taken to Italy for check and to find out news about reproducing ... the well known manufacturer's answer was negative





...the show must go on ...
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Old 12-24-2012, 10:07 AM   #36
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Re: Dry Clutch Plates

i can help you out please pm me,i can get full carbon plates made up just send me the plate you need to copy,and these carbon plates have been used in a ducati so do work.
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Old 12-24-2012, 01:12 PM   #37
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Carbon plates? Use them on my chopper with open primary. I'm in for a group order.
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Re: Dry Clutch Plates

yep ill ask the chap if he will do it them,they are made from proper carbon kev,but some one will have to send me one to send off to get done.im in the uk but will post them out to people..will get a price off him for a set.


they are not mine,i make no money off this,if this post is out of order then please remove
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Old 01-26-2013, 06:21 AM   #39
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yep ill ask the chap if he will do it them,they are made from proper carbon kev,but some one will have to send me one to send off to get done.im in the uk but will post them out to people..will get a price off him for a set.


they are not mine,i make no money off this,if this post is out of order then please remove
Hoi m8, sorry this landed a bit in the background, but maybe you brought it up & forward in UK?! This showed up on eBay ... and I got a response today, which I think is GREAT NEWS ... I ordered a set !

quote: " Beste hdfiftythree,

Hi Hans Yes the buy it now price is 140. There is a postage charge to the Netherlands, if you let me have your area code or address I will confirm the total cost.
We are making a complete replica dry clutch kit that will be available around June. All parts are interchangeable with the original.
They will be on our website when ready. www.xr69.co.uk
Regards John

- tridentracing "

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Suzuki-gsx...:X:RTQ:GB:1123
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Old 01-26-2013, 07:27 AM   #40
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i spotted that last night on ebay, was going to put a post up here. I wish I had a dry clutch now to be happy about
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