Information About Enclosed Clutch and Gears

Discussion in 'Transmission / Drivetrain' started by macbookpro, Jan 23, 2015.

  1. macbookpro

    macbookpro New Member

    Hello everybody!

    I remember when I was a kid our mini bikes and go carts had centrifugal clutches that were open with a gear on them. Now the clutch and gears are enclosed. It seems to me this would allow for more heat to accumulate.
    I can understand the safety factor for when things fly apart or explode, but the clutch could have a couple of slots next to the block to allow a little heat dissipation.
    Also the gears sling the grease out from the gears, so why couldn't there be a couple slots on the sides of the case.
    Has anybody else ever pondered this.