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What prevents people from just running no cover at all? Danger of getting your pant leg sucked into the clutch gear?

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Yep. Or getting your your toes wacked with it. I ran with nada for a few months on my last Duc. Hit my toes a couple times but you learn not to do that real quick.

Major reason to have the cover is for when the bike goes down. That gear is expensive.
Ahh, that makes sense. Thanks.

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I saw a picture on Strati's site of a Red monster with a Blue powder coated pressure plate and no cover. Looks trick.

As I was contemplating this mod, I washed my bike and had removed the clutch cover to clean the pressure palte, and as I pulled the bike around I got a good smack on the Big Toe...good thing I didn't have on any shoes. ouch...
 

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Do you know where that pic is? I would like to see that. I thinks that might look good on my blue and white s4r.
 

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You can get nearly the same effect without risking your toes.



That's on Laura's bike. It's a stock Ducati pressure plate coated by Ducs-R-Us. http://www.ducs-r-us.com/

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You can get nearly the same effect without risking your toes.



That's on Laura's bike. It's a stock Ducati pressure plate coated by Ducs-R-Us. http://www.ducs-r-us.com/

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Where'd that vented cover come from? Thats sick, i want one :)

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I want a vented clutch cover too... Oh, wait...
 
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has anyone elase gotten workd done by these guys ? I would lie to get my wheels painted this bright red..... man, that owuld look sharp !!!
 

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Rev, really, on a street motorcycle. What you have there is a larger 100bhp version of the Jack La Lanne power juicer! Just think what would happen to dangly bits, waggy dog tails, curious schoolboy's fingers or carelessly discarded cigar butts getting muddled up in there? ;D
 

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I crash tested a vented carbon cover once, snapped a couple of the spring towers & had to buy a new clutch hub - mucho expensive. I still run vented covers, but only stout aluminum ones & with 100% surround coverage.
 

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I'm putting the Cycle Cat pressure plate and cover on my S4R. There's a story on the CC site about someone that wrecked on the clutch side (while racing) and got back on the bike to ride it. Pictures are there too.
 

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Rev, really, on a street motorcycle. What you have there is a larger 100bhp version of the Jack La Lanne power juicer! Just think what would happen to dangly bits, waggy dog tails, curious schoolboy's fingers or carelessly discarded cigar butts getting muddled up in there? ;D
Yeah, but look at it this way... You stick a big bowl of tequila under there and throw limes and ice at it.... Instant margaritas wherever you go...

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Am I the only one who worries that my shoe strings or toes might get caught in there, even if wering my boots !!!

I'm looking down at my cluthc, and that thing spins fast.......
 

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Am I the only one who worries that my shoe strings or toes might get caught in there, even if wering my boots !!!

I'm looking down at my cluthc, and that thing spins fast.......
I don't worry at all. I've run this setup since last April.



That's an STM Titanium toe guard. I usually wear Sidi boots and jeans. Your feet don't really come that close to the clutch.

p.s. the "Corse" style case machining was done by Ducs-R-Us in Las Vegas.
 

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gotta admit, the vented clutch cover makes for a great look. but is venting really necessary to prolong clutch life? i'm going to invest in a lightweight aluminum clutch, will it really cook faster in a stock cover on a bike that doesn't spend time at the track?

I'm trying to limit my noisemakers to the Sil 105's and the airbox I'm about to open up. :D
 
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