Oil resistant clutch plate?

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Oil resistant clutch plate?

Postby MikeB » Tue May 25, 2021 5:18 pm

I am about to replace all of the clutch components in my R1100S but before I place my order I just wondered if anybody has any thoughts, ideas or experiences of using one of the fancy oil resistant friction plates?
I will be replacing the rear crankshaft seals, the gearbox doesn’t have any signs of leakage, and neither does the clutch slave cylinder so is the extra cost worth it as a ‘just-in-case’ precaution or are there side effects such as grabby-ness that I need to consider?
As usual, any thoughts, advice or recommendations will be gratefully received.
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Re: Oil resistant clutch plate?

Postby Jaythro » Tue May 25, 2021 5:38 pm

Just don;t bother! Honestly, they may be trick But they can be VERY grabby in traffic and can take quite a while to bed in (and still be very grabby)

Just go standard and change the rear seal on the crank for a Double lip seal rather than the preformed plastic rubbish that BM supplied
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Re: Oil resistant clutch plate?

Postby MikeB » Wed May 26, 2021 9:01 pm

Thanks Jaythro!
I’v ordered a standard compound plate with extended splines. A grabby clutch is no fun.
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Re: Oil resistant clutch plate?

Postby Hoof » Mon Jul 19, 2021 12:40 pm

I fitted and oil resistant clutch plates after the original plate had become oiled due to migration from the slave cylinder along the push rod. This was on a R1150R. I recorded some 38 different things had to be unbolted or removed to get to the clutch but it then fitted easily and works very smoothly. So far I’ve done about 3000 miles.


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