Slipper pads or not?

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Slipper pads or not?

#1 Post by Llessur » Fri Apr 06, 2018 1:31 am

Am I right in thinking that the two square slipper pads are missing here, or does this later bearing carrier not use them?

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Re: Slipper pads or not?

#2 Post by Charles H » Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:49 am

You are correct. The slipper pads are missing and should be there.
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Re: Slipper pads or not?

#3 Post by Llessur » Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:12 pm

Cheers Charles, slipper pads have been ordered!
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Re: Slipper pads or not?

#4 Post by Llessur » Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:35 pm

When they're installed, should they be greased? Weirdly the workshop manuals make no mention of them, nor are they shown in the exploded diagram of the clutch release mechanism...
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Re: Slipper pads or not?

#5 Post by Charles H » Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:57 pm

I tend to put a tiny bit of copper slip on them.
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Re: Slipper pads or not?

#6 Post by Llessur » Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:24 am

A bit of a delay - and I nearly missed this. When I looked closely at the bearing carrier this morning there are two cracks on opposite sides of the carrier where the fork prongs sit. Looks like perhaps the lack of slipper pads has caused additional stress on the carrier which has fatigued and fractured over time - either that or the last person to press the bearing into place did something silly:

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Took bugger all effort to pull the cracked bit away from one side of the carrier - looks like this was very close to failure.

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New carrier will be ordered from Chris Witor. Am spending a fortune on international shipping at the mo...
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Re: Slipper pads or not?

#7 Post by Charles H » Sat Apr 14, 2018 3:47 pm

Oh bugger
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