First, let me say that Mike Simpson warned me about his experience with the Hoot gb and clutch, as did many others on this site... Long story short, Hoot gb with gear oil lasted about 60 miles before the clutch bell split into a ring and a disk (supposed to be one piece of metal, not two.) :-x As if that wasn't enough, the teeth on the small gear mounted on the outside of the bell housing were worn to smithereens, so even if I was foolish enough to replace the clutch bell, I'd have to replace that gear too. Maybe because the clutch was decompensating, maybe because it is crummy metal. In summary, fooey on Hoots, I say. I'm not a Sinophobe, but I do think that rotten fruit ends and other putrescesibles should be cast at whoever makes these things, regardless of their nationality, race, creed, religion, sexual or psychosomatic orientation, or musical preferences.