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Jesussaves



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2008 5:06 am    Post subject: Aluminium Clutch Shoe Maintenance Reply with quote

Hi All,

I have purchased some conventional 3 shoe Aluminium Clutch Shoes. I have been hearing a lot about Aluminium shoes needing maintenance on regular basis. Could some someone please elaborate what exactly this entails?

Sorry for the dumb question as Iím used to using Fioroni Slider Clutch, the only maintenance that was required was scuffing clutch bell with steel wool and changing bearings

Thanks for all your help.
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bigred0988



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2008 6:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

pretty much the only mant. that i did is check the shoes out when replace the bearing, and replace the spirings when they feel week.
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stiffler298



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2008 8:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They do need more maintenance than regular shoes. Keep a small hand file with you and be sure to file down any burs on the shoes.
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hyper7driver



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 05, 2008 4:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I say stick with your Fioroni. Aluminum shoes wear quickly, and I've seen alot of them broken from high torque loads on my friend's truggy.
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Drew Ballard



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 05, 2008 8:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What I would do is, keep a file with you to touch them up right before your race/main(Keep them on your fly wheel). When you are fooling around in your garage or where ever you work on your car, that is when you should pull them off and really get them to be smooooooooth.
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Nitrohouse



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 10:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hyper7driver wrote:
Aluminum shoes wear quickly, and I've seen alot of them broken from high torque loads on my friend's truggy.


I run the Hyper ST truggy, and I'm getting over 2 gallons on a clutch, so I don't think that's wearing quickly. Even then the could go more, I just feel it's better to be safe than sorry, and after 2+ gallons, I feel I got my worth out of them...

What you're saying was somewhat true back a few years ago, but not now...The material is far superior now, and much longer lasting, without giving up any performance...

Have Fun...Burn Nitro...
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rustbucket



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 2:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What clutch shoes and bell are you running Nitrohouse?
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Nitrohouse



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 2:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rustbucket wrote:
What clutch shoes and bell are you running Nitrohouse?


I've been running the 10011 alum. set, and 13T Hyper clutch bell. I'm running a .21 Ninja (GRP) with the Ofna PCR 2027 pipe, and it's perfect. Great powerband throughout the RPM range...

With .21's I recommend using 2 gold springs, and 1 black spring. For .28's I use 1 gold and 2 black or all 3 blacks...

Hope this helps...

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Rob B.
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8 king



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 3:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nitrohouse wrote:
With .21's I recommend using 2 gold springs, and 1 black spring. For .28's I use 1 gold and 2 black or all 3 blacks...

Have Fun...Burn Nitro...

Rob B.


Uhhhhh what? are we talking truggy or buggy?...I'm running the Ninja .21 (GRP) in my H8.5 buggy. Rob, you recommended to me using 2 black 1.0mm springs, and 1 gold 1.1mm spring. Should I be using what you now said, 2 gold 1.1mm spring, and 2 black 1.0mm springs? what's going on here...
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katjim00



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 3:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Use what works for you, experiment. Don't rely on his setup for you, come up with your own if you think you can do better than what you have now. You might surprise yourself
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bigred0988



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 7:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

well i run 3 gold springs, its pretty cool, even my neighbor run 3 gold springs.

but yea 8 king experiment find what you like the best for you ninja.

how is it after it ran away on saturday? didnt strech the rod did you?
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8 king



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 8:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

seems 2 b alright. Fender Bender said it was alright, so it's alright. after all, it is a Ninja.

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H8



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2008 12:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I run 3 x 1.1's on my Ninja in the buggy and the truggy for what its worth.
Suits my driving style.
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Nitrohouse



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2008 11:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

8 king wrote:
Nitrohouse wrote:
With .21's I recommend using 2 gold springs, and 1 black spring. For .28's I use 1 gold and 2 black or all 3 blacks...

Have Fun...Burn Nitro...

Rob B.


Uhhhhh what? are we talking truggy or buggy?...I'm running the Ninja .21 (GRP) in my H8.5 buggy. Rob, you recommended to me using 2 black 1.0mm springs, and 1 gold 1.1mm spring. Should I be using what you now said, 2 gold 1.1mm spring, and 2 black 1.0mm springs? what's going on here...


I was refering to truggy's...

Your setup is working perfectly, so I'd keep with the same setup...
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ofna- canadian



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2008 4:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi, i have been following this topic with interest as i have just installed ally shoes in my titan twin. please excuse my ignorance but why would you run springs of different tensions in the same clutch?
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