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post #1 of 20 Old 03-05-2009, 11:38 AM Thread Starter
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Arrow Clear Clutch Cover

I've seen these on a few bikes now (no 919's or Hornets however) and really REALLY want one for my 919... Anybody have one or have a source for these? Anybody have any idea how to make one?? Could get my cover machined...

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You're probably looking at a open clutch cover on a dry clutch bike like a Ducati, the 9er's clutch is in oil and even if you found a clear one the oil would block your view.

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You're probably looking at a open clutch cover on a dry clutch bike like a Ducati, the 9er's clutch is in oil and even if you found a clear one the oil would block your view.

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What he said ^

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http://www.tlzone.net/forums/perform...rtion-any.html
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it shows a wet clutch with a clear cover

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they make clear ones for all kinds of sport bikes.....

this is for a gixxer 1000.......

and its for cool points when its parked not moving....





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Wow, that looks like a leak waiting for a place to happen, I'll stick to my Rizoma clutch cover (till circuit one up's my options)

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I've seen the dry clutch on a lot of Ducati's, that's probably where this all started. However, I'm quite aware the clutch on most bikes is a wet clutch, and I'm also quite aware that oil would be splashing around. I've seen a number of movies on YouTube of wet clutch bikes that have clear covers. http://www.youtube.com/results?searc...tch+cover&aq=f

As far as a "leak waiting to happen" I'm thinking a little RTV between the glass and the rest of the crankcase cover would solve that. Works for valve covers, and this would be the same type of scenario...

So, question still stands, anybody know where I can aquire one for my 919?

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Nope, sorry

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Just a thought, would it be same as a CB900RR? Might give you a whole lot more search options if it is interchangeable.

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Just a thought, would it be same as a CB900RR? Might give you a whole lot more search options if it is interchangeable.
Quite possibly, thanks for the suggestion, will have to have a look.

Dan, come on, secretly, you know you really want a clear cover...

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I want one.......I like the ability to see moving parts in action! Maybe its goofy to some, but to others of us it's more than just bling. If you ever find one.....please PM me, I'd be interested for sure





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i put a clutch cover (off ebay) listed for a 900rr onto my niner, as i am a proficient crasher. it worked. clear? it would be different!

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A friend of mines dad has a Busa with a clear cover on it. It has a wet clutch. It was one of the neatest things. I was watching it, then he started it up, and oil flung all over the place. I loved it.

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All it needs are some leds in there!

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Dan, come on, secretly, you know you really want a clear cover...
Naw, watching oil churn around inside the engine really isn't something I'm missing in my life, kinda just reminds me of one of those front loading washing machines at the laundramat.
If I had extra duckets to throw at the the 9er I'd finish the RC51 fork conversion and maybe an Ohlins rear shock.
If you're serious about wanting one though deffinatly check into availability of one for the CBR 900RR I bet it would probably fit.

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first, by removing the oem clutch cover COVER, you're eliminating over a pound of unnecessary weight. second, you'll then see that there are reinforcing ribs cast into the clutch cover.

i think you may need them, and i think the clear cover MAY not be strong enough. so, you should print a picture of a clutch mechanism and have it airbrushed onto your stock clutch cover.

unless you'd rather be reasonable.

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i think you may need them, and i think the clear cover MAY not be strong enough. so, you should print a picture of a clutch mechanism and have it airbrushed onto your stock clutch cover.

unless you'd rather be reasonable.
Was noticing the re-enforcing cast into the stock clutch cover. Some covers I've seen though this can be worked around by not making the entire thing clear. Half or 1/3 section of glass would be ok. Or just a few holes cut with glass.

Haven't found anything, btw. CBR900 had half of it's clutch cover covered by the fairing so, one may not exist. I'm no machinist, nor do I have access to one I'd trust at the moment...

Anything is possible, just how much it'll cost is the question.

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reminds me of one of those front loading washing machines at the laundramat.
They're mesmerizing though, aren't they.

Just would be something interesting to have that you're not going to see on every bike because it's more work than most for show mods... Really going to look into this. Hopefully I'll be able to post pictures sooner than later!

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