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What's the advantages of a vented clutch cover, appart from the looks and the sound? Any disadvantages, like getting something stuck in there? Does it make the cleaning process harder?
 

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The main purpose of a vented cover is to cool the engine. It's almost impossible to get anything stuck in there while the pressure plate is spinning. Extra cleaning may be due but it won't be hard.
 

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The disadvantage is that if the bike goes down on the right side, it might not protect the clutch, so you could end up with a much more expensive repair bill.
 

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I'm running the STM titanium toe gaurd on my open STM clutch (you can check out a picture of it in the misc gallery..."randy's_clutch_1").
 

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What's the advantages of a vented clutch cover, appart from the looks and the sound? Any disadvantages, like getting something stuck in there? Does it make the cleaning process harder?
You can dare small children to stick their finger in while the engine's running...

JK! ;D
 

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My buddy's answer to the "Dude what's wrong with your bike?" clutch rattle... Louder pipes. That is a good solution.
 

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If you drive in the rain and water gets inside wouldn't that be bad?

My dealer told me that the clutch springs can rust
 

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Rain will not cripple the engine while it's running. The springs may rust but so will other parts. The humidity is what gets me worried in Japan, not the rain.
 

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Buy stainless replacement springs or get your stock springs powder coated. Either solution takes care of that (purely cosmetic) issue.
 
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