General => Douglas Motorcycles - General Discussion => Topic started by: Keith on 15 Jun 2019 at 01:23

Title: CW clutch plates
Post by: Keith on 15 Jun 2019 at 01:23
Iím just going through the clutch parts that I have for my Ďbasket-caseí CW.

Everything looks useable apart from the friction disks on both the backplate and pressure plate where Iím down to about 2.75mm and getting pretty close to the rivets. So a reline is in order but Iíve picked up that you cannot go too thick otherwise you can end up with a locked clutch. I know that the clutch reline guy will want to know what thickness to use, so what is recommended for CW clutch plates?

Title: Re: CW clutch plates
Post by: eddie on 15 Jun 2019 at 10:36
Back in the day, in GB, the material would have been available in imperial thicknesses, so would most likely have been 1/8" thick (3.2mm). If your clutch plate has only worn down .45mm in 90 years, it should still be good for another 50 years!