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Mr Riggs Hydraulic Clutch Conversion

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Bewarethemoon, Jul 30, 2020.

  1. wannabridin

    wannabridin XS650 Guru

    Put me down as #9 please.
     
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  2. Bewarethemoon

    Bewarethemoon XS650 Junkie XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Done, thank you!
     
  3. May I join the order as #10?
     
  4. Bewarethemoon

    Bewarethemoon XS650 Junkie XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    @Slippery Done!

    Many thanks.

    Daniel.
     
  5. wannabridin

    wannabridin XS650 Guru

    Ok, so what's next now that you have 10? :-D
     
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  6. Bewarethemoon

    Bewarethemoon XS650 Junkie XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    So a bar of 6082 Aluminium turned up on my doorstep yesterday. I’m going to drop this off with my machinist tomorrow after work and he’s eager to get cracking straight away.

    I’ve also spoken to a CNC machine shop, as there has been so much interest, it seems wise to get an idea of what it would cost for a small run of 10 or so. At least for the slave body itself.

    I’m imagining this may work out more cost effective and my machinist won’t get bored to tears with the repetition of producing ten of the things, I also don’t want to tie him up too much as I still have plenty of Titanium machining for my own bike.
    At present I’m still thinking he’ll machine the pistons and bore hone the cylinders once completed. We shall see, I expect we’ll have something close to the finished product within a fortnight.

    Daniel.
     
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  7. buzzword

    buzzword XS650 Addict

    If you open the list further, or anyone backs out, I'm also interested.
     
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  8. Bewarethemoon

    Bewarethemoon XS650 Junkie XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    I’m happy to keep the list open @buzzword.

    Would you like the number eleven slot?

    Daniel.
     
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  9. RC4MAN

    RC4MAN XS650 Addict

    This is an interesting looking mod. I haven't read through all the posts, what kind of cost are you looking at for a unit?
     
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  10. Bewarethemoon

    Bewarethemoon XS650 Junkie XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Rough ballpark figure, hopefully somewhere around $150.

    Daniel.
     
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  11. Bewarethemoon

    Bewarethemoon XS650 Junkie XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Stopped by to see my machinist on the way home tonight.

    I dropped off the 6082 and we talked through the finer details of the slave cylinder design. I’m going see him again Wednesday, I expect I’ll be able to show you guys something then.

    Daniel.
     
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2021
  12. SomervilleXS650

    SomervilleXS650 XS650 Addict XS650.com Supporter

    Daniel after all the threads I’ve seen about this over the years it’s great you’re making such quick progress. Thanks for running with it.
     
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  13. buzzword

    buzzword XS650 Addict

    yes, please!
     
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  14. Bewarethemoon

    Bewarethemoon XS650 Junkie XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    @buzzword Done.

    Much appreciated.

    Daniel.
     
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  15. kopcicle

    kopcicle antidisestablishmentarian

    one caution

    I have three covers here. I also have three different dimensions to the snap ring groove.
    I'd consider leaving it long and supplying a binary shim set with or w/o a wavy washer.
    Just a thought...
     
  16. Bewarethemoon

    Bewarethemoon XS650 Junkie XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Hi @kopcicle

    Thank you for your input! Any help anyone can offer is hugely appreciated, as I’ve said this is my first venture into anything like this, so if anybody can highlight something I’ve missed then we all benefit in the long run.

    Could you elaborate a little on the problem you foresee? Are you saying there are differences in the thickness of the area of the casing that the slave cylinder will pass through, meaning the groove for a circlip that will work with my casing may not work with others?

    What do you mean by binary shim set?

    Daniel.
     
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  17. bosco659

    bosco659 XS650 Junkie XS650.com Supporter

    Good observation and solution. Any measurements to quantify the variance?
     
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  18. Bewarethemoon

    Bewarethemoon XS650 Junkie XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Last edited: Mar 28, 2021
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  19. ShaggyMech

    ShaggyMech Socal Mechanic.

    Hello! If you could possibly pop out a 12th I would be highly interested in a internal hydraulic slave! Please let me know if thats capable.
     
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  20. Bewarethemoon

    Bewarethemoon XS650 Junkie XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    @ShaggyMech Done, added you to the list.

    Thank you for your interest!

    Daniel.
     

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