Clutch Clutch pad life?

Discussion in 'Transmission / Drivetrain' started by geebt48cc, Dec 13, 2012.

  1. geebt48cc

    geebt48cc Member

    Well, I'm sitting right at 750 miles on a 2010 66cc Sky. I'm a pretty heavy guy, and when I'm out a good few miles from home base, I start thinking? So, can anyone tell me the life spand of the clutch pads, uno used under normal circomstancies,and kept from ever slipping? Everything is doing what it should..........Just wonder when I need to replace to be safe.



  2. V 35

    V 35 Member

    My opinion .... Keep the clutch properly adjusted, and it should last the life of the engine. If allowed to slip = short life
  3. geebt48cc

    geebt48cc Member

    Great V35.............BUT, I wonder what life would be , considering??????????
  4. Fabian

    Fabian Well-Known Member

    I've never replaced clutch pads - only replaced or rebuilt engines.
    My current engine has a centrifugal (pedal start/pull start) clutch so the original manual clutch hardly gets any use.
  5. geebt48cc

    geebt48cc Member

    That's great to hear Fabian. Wow, you mean there's something on these bikes that last? Fabian, I would love to have one of the pull starts, but just not to sure it would hold-up considering I've got much higher compression? The bike starts very fast, but in the process it will slide back tire some if its not on dry pavement. I'm just not to sure that the pull start inner workings could handle that very long?
  6. Fabian

    Fabian Well-Known Member

    Pull start will work with a high compression cylinder head. It's all about technique.

    My next door neighbour installed pull start/pedal start centrifugal clutch and a pull start mechanism on an engine with a low compression cylinder head. It was comical to watch him try and start the thing as he literally was pulling the bike off the ground yanking the starter cord. I can't mention the foul language that came out of his his mouth when he was cursing the pull start system; complaining that it was no good etc.

    I let things go till he grabbed some tools to remove the pull start, then i walked over to his bike and started it with a single pull of the starter cord. The same technique applies for a high compression engine.

    I got 10 months out of my pull start before the rope failed, but it was a simple 10 minute repair to install a new starter cord.
  7. BchCruizer

    BchCruizer New Member

    2500 miles and under!