it's from a Minarelli V1 that i rebuilt for a friend, as you can see its pretty bent on one side. more details below, but here's my question: how bad are the potential consequences if i run this until i can get my hands on a new clutch?
i've assembled the engine with this inside and when i pull the clutch cable and turn the pedal shaft, the clutch engages and the crank turns and the piston pumps through the cylinder and makes that beautiful noise so i'm thinking it will run. but how likely is it this bend causes a spring to pop loose, or material to shred off, or for something to fail? it's got to be off balance, and it looks like that starter plate was shaving into the face of the clutch, so that can't be good. and it looks like it could hinder the expansion of the clutch shoe, so that can't be good either. but what does it all mean??
should i wait on a new clutch?
best/worst case scenarios of running this thing?
how could this happen in the first place? (craigslist buy, previous owner attempted repair)
the bend is on the inside face of the clutch, the side facing the clutch bell.