|By Crmc33 on Wednesday, July 31, 2002 - 12:55 pm:|
I read a while back that the Falco and early RSVMille clutches have a 2degree angle on the pressure plate surface. Later designs are supposed to have a zero degree angle on the face.
Simple question: Has anyone tried machining the angle to 0degrees on an early clutch to help prevent clutch slip???
.... Shirley this would also give more support to the steel plates as it would load them up more consistently.
Any takers on this almost interesting subject?
|By Spoof on Wednesday, July 31, 2002 - 02:09 pm:|
While in the San Francisco area for Laguna Seca World Supers, I ran into the head honcho Aprilia Team at the Leading U.S. Aprilia Dealer, Scuderia West.
I was eavesdropping a bit on their conversation with Scuderia's head tech, and I could have sworn that he was saying that the Aprilia clutches used NOT a "throw-out bearing" but some *other* kind of bearing that wasn't really designed for the lateral movement required in a clutch mechanism and that was why Aprilia clutches were failing.
Could this be?
Sorry to toss another log on the fire, Crmc33
|By Befbever on Thursday, August 01, 2002 - 06:26 am:|
Very very interesting if this is true!
Would this explain why we discovered some play in the clutch bearing? My mate says that's not normal. The dealer thinks nothing of it.
|By Crmc33 on Thursday, August 01, 2002 - 06:35 am:|
The main gearbox bearing used behind the clutch looks the same as most engines Ive seen tho. There shouldny be a lot of axial thrust on it anyway. Or is there another bearing youre thinking about?
Of course, I dont mind a bit of axial thrust now n again
|By Befbever on Thursday, August 01, 2002 - 06:39 am:|
That's the one.
|By Spoof on Thursday, August 01, 2002 - 06:47 am:|
I would assume that's the one. Maybe I'll put a call into Scuderia and see if the tech there won't mind talking to me.
As is usually the case with eavesdropping, I've probably misinterpreted everything. But the tech was speaking quite slowly and clearly for the benefit of the tall Italian who seemed to be "The Man"
They were quite nice by the way, the Aprilia folks. I chatted with one of them and he assured me that they would remain committed to the Falco and they were curious to know why I preferred the Falco over the Mille or, say, a Speed Triple. Very friendly.
|By Befbever on Friday, August 02, 2002 - 07:00 am:|
Is a tall Italian as rare as a quiet Portuguese?
I think we should be told.
|By Crmc33 on Friday, August 02, 2002 - 07:09 am:|
I can see it all happening again. In a minute someone will mention Mayo and chips and then nobody will get a word in edgeways
|By Befbever on Friday, August 02, 2002 - 07:11 am:|
Don't mention the 'M' word, I'm on a diet.
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