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Clutch plates on an ES2; How worn is worn out ?

Posted by grant_macneill at March 21. 2017

RE 1951 ES2

I have  wear on my clutch plates and no idea what I should be looking for. Nowhere in my old 40s and 50s manuals does it give a precise minimum measurement.  I get a variety of measurements; on some plates the friction pads about .050 and others around .040 proud.

My feeling is that I have some time left in the clutch plates

the clutch sprocket friction-inserts measure about 6.4mm thick and are proud on both sides of the sprocket face where they bear against the friction and backing plates.  These inserts pop out easily so I would replace them on principle but I've not found any replacements for sale.

Are these friction inserts expected to last as long as the clutch sprocket ?

Last,  the roller cage and rollers are not too expensive.  is it common practice to replace them automatically or are the expected to have a long life ?

Thanks in advance for any advice on offer

Grant MacNeill,  Toronto

Re: Clutch plates on an ES2; How worn is worn out ?

Posted by richard_woolnough at March 21. 2017

I couldn't find clutch inserts for my AMC clutch so resorted to an idea by a chap from Australia and bonded a couple of tractor pto inserts onto my chainwheel with isopon, has worked now for 6 yrs, however I have since found that RGM and, I think Feked, do supply clutch corks

kind regards

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