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Teckhardt
10-16-2004, 05:21 PM
Interesting thread on venting the case on Speedzilla.

http://speedzilla.zeroforum.com/zerothread?id=33690

darkduc
10-18-2004, 11:28 AM
Yikes! Looks nice but I'd be too scared I'd mess it up to try this at home.. Especially the bit about *breaking off* the excess metal with a wrench. :eek:

I think I'd rather have it milled on a CNC.

foggy123
10-18-2004, 01:15 PM
I'm going to give a try but saw rather than break off the inner portion. Will see how it goes.

DRS
10-20-2004, 03:04 PM
unless a bike is used 100% for track or race use venting the clutch housing in such a way is only giving misc road debris a much easier access into the guts of your rather expesive clutch; if you go down on the right side the possibility of clutch damage will increase with the vented housing. IMO

i was going to do it on my bike and was advised against it by quite a few "in the know" people.

foggy123
10-20-2004, 03:36 PM
Mental vented his clutch on his prior bike. Not much survived but his clutch did. If I worried about what could happen, then I wouldn't even ride.

Lots of Monsters run w/o belt covers or clutch covers w/o road debris being an issue. If it makes you happy do it. If not, better to play it safe and stock.

DRS
10-20-2004, 04:37 PM
i'm all for mods as there are VERY few stock bits left on my bike. i was advised by the folks at duc seattle that is was a useless mod and an easy was to invite road debris into the heart of the clutch; i took followed there advice and opted against it. IMO= in my opinion. i was just repeating advice from some relatively smart folks, not trying to tell you what to do. as for looks, i dig the look of the venting housing.

Mat
10-20-2004, 08:16 PM
While I know this change increases our famous Duck 'rattle' and it looks like
our race predecessors look but why invite debris? Does any of us heat
our clutch enough to require that? I thought that we reveled in the
noise of our clutches because they were 'better' than our oil soaked brethren's.
To quote a line from a funky book I just saw....."The real performance increases to your engine...DON'T SHOW.
If you must do it, go to a local machine shop and in about 50 minutes
and about $80 (maybe less at a bike friendly shop) you will have a clean job and maybe not reduce the resale value of your bike too much.
Eat one less burrito and you will save the same weight.
Life is Good.

Mental998
10-21-2004, 08:50 PM
I venting my clutch housing because I like the look of the mag vented case but didn’t want to drop $$$ for it.

Do I need a vented case... no. Do I care... no.

Debris... ? A bug half the size of a So. African Swallow blasting down my CF air runners and through my BMC air filter is a gozillion times more of a concern than crap getting into my clutch. I’ve never had a problem with debris.

As for having someone else vent it for me, that’s a “No”. To me... that’s kinda like buying a Ferrari and then hiring a chauffeur.

http://images.snapfish.com/33%3B%3B646323232%7Ffp46%3Dot%3E232%3A%3D%3B36%3D8 %3A5%3DXROQDF%3E232354642868%3Aot1lsi

:D

Torben
10-21-2004, 09:16 PM
Tha looks sweet man! Have you been able to ride it yet?

Mental998
10-21-2004, 09:18 PM
Mental vented his clutch on his prior bike. Not much survived but his clutch did. If I worried about what could happen, then I wouldn't even ride.

Lots of Monsters run w/o belt covers or clutch covers w/o road debris being an issue. If it makes you happy do it. If not, better to play it safe and stock.


Yeah...what he said! :D

http://images.snapfish.com/33%3B%3B649923232%7Ffp64%3Dot%3E232%3A%3D%3B36%3D8 %3A5%3DXROQDF%3E23235794%3B6%3B86ot1lsi

I'm going to have a talk with Dave R. and all the other girlie-boys at DS. They shouldn't put all these scary thoughts about debris in your little heads. ;)

Remember men... no guts, no glory

Mental998
10-21-2004, 09:19 PM
Tha looks sweet man! Have you been able to ride it yet?


no. :(

Bong
10-22-2004, 07:07 AM
Ouch! That's a narly looking pic Mental :scared10:

Mat
10-25-2004, 05:53 AM
Ouch!!!
Man is that ever a wad job!!!
Did someone assert their right-of-way with a 16 wheeler?
Anyway, that sorta puts "debris" worries in perspective.

Mental998
10-25-2004, 08:01 AM
It’s the result of hitting a guard-rail at warp speed.

http://images.snapfish.com/33%3B%3B944%3B23232%7Ffp7%3Enu%3D3239%3E%3A45%3E7% 3B4%3EWSNRCG%3D3232756%3A42%3C%3A%3Anu0mrj

I don’t recommend it.

:D