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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-30-2012, 08:08 AM Thread Starter
 
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Lower Clutch Cover Bracket Question

Hey everyone:

I was doing an undercarriage inspection after cleaning off my Revolt from my last trail ride, and I noticed something interesting when examining the belt.

There's a set of 4 gold-colored washers spacing the clutch cover's lower bracket from mounting directly against the engine. Anyone know if that's how it's supposed to be? (i.e. that's how it was built by Redline)

I get that, in order to keep the clutch cover from rubbing against the primary/secondary clutch, one would need to align the upper/lower brackets accordingly (hence the washers being used as spacers on the lower bracket) but I can't imagine why Redline wouldn't have just built a longer lower bracket and have it mount up straight to the engine...like the upper bracket.

Does everyone else's lower bracket also have these same washers in it?
I'm attaching a pic so everyone can see what I'm talking about...

Thanks, as always, for any info anyone can shed on this...

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-30-2012, 08:11 AM
 
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Re: Lower Clutch Cover Bracket Question

Just get rid of the stock guard and build a scatter shield above and around the front of the primary clutch. Those stock guards rub the belt and cause heat build up. No need for the lower bracket then.



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Re: Lower Clutch Cover Bracket Question

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Just get rid of the stock guard and build a scatter shield above and around the front of the primary clutch. Those stock guards rub the belt and cause heat build up. No need for the lower bracket then.
Sounds easy enough sandracer...'cept I'm a noob w/o the tools, fab experience, or even the materials to go about building a scatter shield.
I can see how the stock guard could possibly rub on the belt and cause heat build-up.

Rather than reinvent the wheel, is there such a part available on the market that would bolt up to our Revolts?

Also, what about the secondary clutch? Wouldn't you want the scatter shield to offer some sort of protection to that as well??

Just asking "kindergarten-level" questions not to be a smart ass or insult your intelligence, but so I can learn as I go....at least that's what Oscar told me to say when I grew up watching Sesame Street!
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Re: Lower Clutch Cover Bracket Question

Not insulted at all. That is why we are here. I have not heard of a secondary coming apart but primaries due and blow belts. That is what you want to protect against. I used a piece of 1/8" aluminum and bent it around a 8" tree to form it. If you want to get fancy you can use a piece of pipe or even a roller. Tree works for me.lol All you need is a drill and mallet. Search for "roll cage mods on XL" thread and there is a pic of the belt guard in my second post. Some else may have a good pic of theirs. Several of us have done it the same way.

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Re: Lower Clutch Cover Bracket Question

I am having a few of these made for myself. I will have a few more made for anyone who need them for a price but as of now i dont have a price. Pm me if interested they will be made in steel like the 2 I already have.
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Re: Lower Clutch Cover Bracket Question

You can adapt one from a snowmobile.
Not to change the subject, you need to check your belt deflection. In the picture it looks really loose.
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I am having a few of these made for myself. I will have a few more made for anyone who need them for a price but as of now i dont have a price. Pm me if interested they will be made in steel like the 2 I already have.
Rick, got any pics of your steel ones?


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Re: Lower Clutch Cover Bracket Question

I changed the brackets and covered the plastic with Aluminum. I hated the thumbs screw, I now use 1/4"-20 bolts.



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Re: Lower Clutch Cover Bracket Question

We've had problems with our metal belt guards cracking and the mounts braking off. Easy-E and Whynot came up with the idea of mounting the guard to the frame so it doesn't have to take all the vibration. We are now converting all ours to frame mount. Good idea! The stock plastic guard is useless when there is a belt or clutch failure and the parts and pieces go forward not backwards.
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Re: Lower Clutch Cover Bracket Question

Has anyone tried to adapt a Razor clutch cover for a Riot? I am just getting mine on the trail and live in WA where it is ALWAYS WET! Would appreciate any input.
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