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is it acceptable to resurface clutch sheaves? is so, who does it?
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Re: resurface clutch

I just use 220grit sandpaper and go in circles, unless you have deeper gouges. Sandpaper will make it shiny again
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we have grooves. we are talking a machining process
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Re: resurface clutch

I have heard of it being done. Its the only way to get rid of deep grooves. Its definatly worth a shot. Its junk with deep grooves. Couldnt really make it worse haha.
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A good machine shop can machine it for you. The end result is usually more efficient than stock, as they can put the perfect angled surface on. I have seen racers machine the sheaves to gain any advantage they can. Not sure about today's clutches, but the older ones were often way out.

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Scary to make something that spins that fast any thinner... You can probably get a used clutch for what you'd pay a machine shop to resurface the one you have.

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Re: resurface clutch

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Scary to make something that spins that fast any thinner... You can probably get a used clutch for what you'd pay a machine shop to resurface the one you have.
Depends on who you know!
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Depends on who you know!
Even if it's free, you'll still be making it thinner... and it's going to be spinning at 8000 RPM. You sure you want to do that?

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Yes... Lol
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