Thursday, October 18, 2012

The clutches of evil...

In other news, I've been helping my friend Gianluca with his 1960 Dominator. It's a handsome bike that's been well used over the decades. There's nothing majorly wrong with it but it is worn out and needs a lot of tlc everywhere you look. The good thing is, it runs and we've already refurbished the front forks, the rear shocks (they're new), the carburetter and the front brake. It has new K81 tyres and we'll gradually get around to all that needs doing. It handled the trip to the rally back in September really well (certainly better than my poor BSA).
At the moment we're refurbishing the clutch, which was slipping, dragging, sticking and you name it.
It all looks fine, again just worn out, but there is something about the clutch basket and the plates that doesn't look right. Could it be that it is in fact an AMC clutch from another bike, fitted to this bike at some point in the past?

As it turns out, that is the correct clutch for that year's Dominator; friction plates, shock absorber rubbers, nuts, screws, etc. are on the way from RGM so we can put this thing back together and move on to the next bit.


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