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MTC Slider Clutch for the Short Bus

Postby Mick Withers » Fri Jun 02, 2017 6:39 pm

G'day,

I recently fitted a slider clutch to The Short Bus, my Dragbike.

Here's a link to a story I wrote about it.

May be interesting to some.

http://www.theshortbus.com.au/index.php ... beginning/
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Re: MTC Slider Clutch for the Short Bus

Postby mporter » Fri Jun 02, 2017 10:41 pm

Interesting for sure.

Also a very well wrtten artcle and the photos are great. Thanks for posting it.
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Re: MTC Slider Clutch for the Short Bus

Postby pogster41 » Sat Jun 03, 2017 7:28 am

A good write up Mick.
One interesting comment. "The Short Bus felt very lazy off the line and I was disappointed. A time card showing a 1.57 sixty-footer and a 9.72 stopped that thought"

When my son first hit the 8s he complained that the run felt really slow. Other racers I have spoken to have said the same thing about their unexpected PBs ??

Congratulations on your PB.
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Re: MTC Slider Clutch for the Short Bus

Postby cad500justin » Sat Jun 03, 2017 11:24 am

Thanks Mick....now I want to go drag bike racing....dick.
wonder if they make a clutch for one of Edward Turners piles?
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Re: MTC Slider Clutch for the Short Bus

Postby Mick Withers » Sat Jun 03, 2017 7:07 pm

Thank you for the comments.

The shift light thing seems to be common. My mate Leonard has just run over 200mph on his Hayabusa and is finding the exact same thing. I believe that it's because we're staying in first gear for longer with the slider -- and hand slider in his case. The 1-2 shift is after the 60-foot whereas with the previous lockup, it was usually just before.
Time-wise, about the same but the sliders are so much smoother and the engine rpm is not racing away.
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Re: MTC Slider Clutch for the Short Bus

Postby mporter » Sat Jun 03, 2017 8:49 pm

The switch to a slipper clutch with my bangers moved my shift spot way down the track and allowed my engine to stay longer in it's peak hp & torque ranges. The times when I get it setup correctly I'm able to hit the nitro harder which in tern allows for higher gearing and stronger pulls at the top end.
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Re: MTC Slider Clutch for the Short Bus

Postby admin » Sun Jun 04, 2017 2:55 am

You guys are all crazy.. You call that a good write up? Let me point out the deficiencies;

1) Article was complete, and concise. touching all all pertinent points of the subject matter.. (who does that in an automotive/motorcycle magazine?)
2) Grammar was spot on.. *(another mark of amateur journalism)
3) Subject matter was presenting in an interesting and entertaining manner (never get a job writing for textbooks with those kind of shenanigans)
4) Photographs... Well shot, well lit, in focus (Another indication that this 'writer Mick Withers" hasn't got the necessary temperment or lack of skills to be a TRUE Automotive Journalist.
5) REally, all those pictures were in focus... Still astounded by the audacity of Mr. Withers to assume that we want to see quality images...

I could go on, but you can easily see why I am loathe to recommend any future articles by this Withers bloke..
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Re: MTC Slider Clutch for the Short Bus

Postby Mick Withers » Mon Jun 05, 2017 8:11 am

admin wrote:You guys are all crazy.. You call that a good write up? Let me point out the deficiencies;

1) Article was complete, and concise. touching all all pertinent points of the subject matter.. (who does that in an automotive/motorcycle magazine?)
2) Grammar was spot on.. *(another mark of amateur journalism)
3) Subject matter was presenting in an interesting and entertaining manner (never get a job writing for textbooks with those kind of shenanigans)
4) Photographs... Well shot, well lit, in focus (Another indication that this 'writer Mick Withers" hasn't got the necessary temperment or lack of skills to be a TRUE Automotive Journalist.
5) REally, all those pictures were in focus... Still astounded by the audacity of Mr. Withers to assume that we want to see quality images...

I could go on, but you can easily see why I am loathe to recommend any future articles by this Withers bloke..


Thank you. Your appraisal and critique is appreciated. I expect honesty round here. Always have, and always will.
Have fun,
Mick


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Re: MTC Slider Clutch for the Short Bus

Postby admin » Tue Jun 06, 2017 3:36 pm

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