check out this bent clutch and gimme your 2 cents.

Braap Master Mope /

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.

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Re: check out this bent clutch and gimme your 2 cents.

It's like that Quiznos commercial....

Mmmmm, Mmmmm toasted.

Re: check out this bent clutch and gimme your 2 cents.

Probably Fred /

Hammer it back flat with a drift or stud through hole on other side

Done

Re: check out this bent clutch and gimme your 2 cents.

Somebody bent it removing it with a puller.

Re: check out this bent clutch and gimme your 2 cents.

Ken Roff Wrote:

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> Hammer it back flat with a drift or stud through

> hole on other side

> Done

Give it a try anyway.

Re: check out this bent clutch and gimme your 2 cents.

How about putting a 2-jaw puller on that side and seeing if it will bend back in shape?

Re: check out this bent clutch and gimme your 2 cents.

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Re: check out this bent clutch and gimme your 2 cents.

Braap Master Mope /

yeah im going to smash it flat through the hole like ken suggested, thanks guys

Re: check out this bent clutch and gimme your 2 cents.

A press would work great too.

Re: check out this bent clutch and gimme your 2 cents.

Yep I have one like that, bending it back is easier said than done.

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