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« on: April 03, 2006, 08:39:34 AM »
Took my drive clutch off this weekend and upon inspection, found that the "D" slot on the clutch cover is damaged. Almost as if the shaft has been slipping by and pushing material away from the flat spot. The flat side of the shaft is fine and undamaged. Anyone had this happen to them? What's a good fix? Can you buy just a cover? Fed
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« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2006, 12:46:38 PM »
I've only seen them go like that personally if they were installed wrong.  :?

I believe HRD went to a design without the D slot, so you should be able to run without it. I think some people have removed the D ring and run that way...now I don't know if they replaced that washer with someting else or not, I just remember reading that some had modified their covers.

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« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2006, 12:47:59 PM »
oops...

I don't have any new covers, I may (big maybe) one or two used covers that are still in decent shape. I'll try to remember to check tonight.

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« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2006, 06:08:05 PM »
Those clutch covers and I hated each other - I never could seem to get them aligned quite right and they always ended up looking like the one in the pix.

Take a die grinder to it, remove the screwed up metal and run 'er.  The channels the pucks ride in will keep it all aligned.  It may add a tad of friction to the pucks, but I never saw any problems.
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« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2006, 09:09:42 AM »
If its fine to run without the D, why the hell did they put that in there in the first place?   :x    

Ok, so I remove all the boogered up material and the shaft won't slip on the cover?  (Just want to make sure I'm reading correctly and not fixing to do some major damage.)  Thanks for all the help.

Lude, If you do have a spare cover, I'd be interested in it, just as a "peace of mind" thing.
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« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2006, 02:56:51 PM »
Sorry..I forgot to look...I'll try to remember tonight  :P

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« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2006, 07:26:25 PM »
Sorry Fed, I only have one that has a bit of the flat squashed, and an HRD rounded cover that has the cracked washer syndrome.  :(

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« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2006, 06:19:11 AM »
Quote from: "Fed"
If its fine to run without the D, why the hell did they put that in there in the first place?   :x    

Ok, so I remove all the boogered up material and the shaft won't slip on the cover?  (Just want to make sure I'm reading correctly and not fixing to do some major damage.)  Thanks for all the help.

Lude, If you do have a spare cover, I'd be interested in it, just as a "peace of mind" thing.


I agree - it's there for a reason.  I was just saying that mine always ended up getting screwed up like yours, so I'd clean up the hole and run 'em.  Never had any issues.

I had my clutch on and off quite a bit when I was racing - well, the cover (left the clutch on the shaft).  I always kept an eye on the cover and made sure it wasn't developing any cracks.
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