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Author: The Older Gentleman
Date: May 14, 2010 08:12

... order of £700 + to change it and an independant would be at least £500. BMW have always built their bikes around the clutches (and the batteries). Fortunately, they do seem long-lived. -- BMW K1100LT Ducati 750SS Honda CB400F Triumph Street Triple Suzuki TS250ER GN250 Damn, back to six bikes! Try Googling before asking a damn silly question. chateau dot murray at idnet dot com
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Author: Malc
Date: May 14, 2010 10:06

On 14 May, 09:01, "CT" <m...@christrollen.co.uk> wrote: Andy Bonwick wrote: Dry clutches sound great when they're rattling like a bag of spanners. Kiran's 1098 does have certain "je ne sais quois" about it, yes. Mine rattled a bit too. The garage told me it was ok so I never worried about it. It didn't get much worse over the time I owned it. -- Malc
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Author: CT
Date: May 14, 2010 10:01

Andy Bonwick wrote: Dry clutches sound great when they're rattling like a bag of spanners. Kiran's 1098 does have certain "je ne sais quois" about it, yes. -- Chris
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Author: Grimly Curmudgeon
Date: May 14, 2010 02:57

We were somewhere around Barstow, on the edge of the desert, when the drugs began to take hold. I remember "Hog" <sm911SPAM@CHIPShotmail.co.uk> saying something like: I've seen a Ferrari F1 engine dismantled. It had a multi place dry clutch with carbon fible plates. Not surprising.
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Author: Salad Dodger
Date: May 14, 2010 01:37

On Thu, 13 May 2010 23:35:50 +0100, "Hog" <sm911SPAM@CHIPShotmail.co.uk> wrote: I've seen a Ferrari F1 engine dismantled. It had a multi place dry clutch with carbon fible plates. Do you have a cleft keyboard?
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Author: wessie
Date: May 14, 2010 01:25

"malc" <malwhite1@blueyonder.co.uk> wrote in news:kWZGn.91164$rc7.10800@newsfe19.ams2: J
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Author: Hog
Date: May 14, 2010 00:35

Grimly Curmudgeon <grimly4REMOVE@REMOVEgmail.com> wrote: We were somewhere around Barstow, on the edge of the desert, when the drugs began to take hold. I remember "J
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Author: Andy Bonwick
Date: May 13, 2010 23:41

On Thu, 13 May 2010 14:53:42 GMT, "Jérémy" <a@b.com> wrote: What are the advantages and disadvantages of dry clutches vs. wet clutches for bikes? I've just noticed that my RT has a dry clutch, but the K1300GT has a wet clutch. Dry clutches sound great when they're rattling like a bag of spanners.
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Author: malc
Date: May 13, 2010 23:11

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Author: Grimly Curmudgeon
Date: May 13, 2010 22:02

We were somewhere around Barstow, on the edge of the desert, when the drugs began to take hold. I remember "Jérémy" <a@b.com> saying something like: So why would you ever use a dry clutch? Cheap and simple to make, can handle large amounts of torque, suitably designed. Of all the advantages, none holds more sway for the makers than the 'cheap' bit.
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