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flathead1943

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Post Thu Aug 23, 2012 4:01 pm

King Clutch

I will need to replace the clutch on my 47 Chief soon anyone have pro / cons on the king clutch other brand to suggest. My Chief is my daily rider Help is as always appreciated. Frank
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Dusty-Dave

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Post Thu Aug 23, 2012 5:57 pm

Re: King Clutch

Other than the amount of hand fitting required they are great. They are cut to fit a perfect clutch basket. 70 year old baskets seldom have perfect studs. Once fitted they work very well. I havent tried them yet but hear good things about the Jerry Greer clutches.
Dusty
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flathead1943

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Post Thu Aug 23, 2012 11:42 pm

Re: King Clutch

i buy most of my stuff from Greer ...great service ,fast shipping ,honest prices,( wish i lived closer but) i'm hoping some guys here have had some experience with those 2 brands Thanks Dusty
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Dusty-Dave

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Post Fri Aug 24, 2012 8:19 pm

Re: King Clutch

OBTW the King clutch is bonded to aluminum plates and the Greer are bonded to steel plates. And a company that says that they made the origional King Clutches is listing plates on Fleebay for $48.00 a set.
Dusty
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flathead1943

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Post Sat Aug 25, 2012 12:08 am

Re: King Clutch

Thanks do you have the link just curious
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Dusty-Dave

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Post Sun Aug 26, 2012 12:12 am

Re: King Clutch

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Dusty-Dave

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Post Fri Oct 12, 2012 3:39 pm

Re: King Clutch

Well which did you get and how do you like them? I'm gonna need 3 sets this winter and am at least slightly considering the Fleabay ones.
Dusty
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flathead1943

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Post Sun Oct 21, 2012 8:45 pm

Re: King Clutch

Hey Dave sorry for taking so long to respond I was away from home due to work issues. I have not bought the cluch as of yet. Mainly due to the fact that winter is already sttling in where i live ( small town as far north as Alaska for you guys). I'm leaning towards the king clutch ,just to try something different. As of now the chief is sitting in my heated shop and waits for me to get my shit together. If you buy somthing i will check the site and if you have success with the king or greer style let me know it might influence my decision Thanks Frank
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Dusty-Dave

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Post Sun Oct 21, 2012 9:04 pm

Re: King Clutch

I bought one set from the guy on Ebay . Hope to get them sometime next week. I will let you know what they are like. Probably be a few weeks before I get to try them. I'm doing the engine in the 40 SS and will try them in it when it goes back together.
Dusty
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Dusty-Dave

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Post Sat Oct 27, 2012 12:36 am

Re: King Clutch

Frank
Got the Fleebay clutch plates today. They look just like the King Clutch and are made by Energy One Clutches. Probably be awhile before I put it in. I got so frustrated with the slipping clutch in Nakaiye that I put my best bad parts in it last week and it's working good enough to ride a few more weeks.
Dusty
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Johnmcmd

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Post Sat Oct 27, 2012 10:04 am

Re: King Clutch

I've used the King clutch in my 1939 Chief (14,000 miles) and hopped up 1946 Chief (6,000 miles) and have been very pleased with them. I've been able to use the same SAE 50 oil in the primary/trans that I use in the engine with good results. Even when cold the clutches release well with just a click when putting it in first gear. Shifts up and down, with proper throttle control, are silent and result in very minimal gear wear.
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Dusty-Dave

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Post Tue Dec 11, 2012 11:32 pm

Re: King Clutch

I just started stacking it this afternoon when the heater in the house broke and distracted me. But what I did tells me that they fit loose on the studs like OE plates not really tight requiring hand fitting like the King does. I'll report more when I get back to it.
Dusty
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Dusty-Dave

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Post Thu Jan 03, 2013 10:47 am

Re: King Clutch

Well it seems great hard to tell for sure riding in the snow. But I rode it from the shop to the place I keep it. About a third block uphill in snow and so far I like it. It's maybe a tiny bit more draggy than a King but it's really cold out and I have 50 wt in the trans & primary. I'm happy enough with it that I plan to buy a few more.
Dusty
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flathead1943

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Post Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:27 pm

Re: King Clutch

Well its finally done I ordered the King clutch today I will try to get it done asap when i get it

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