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  • #49829

    baruch fishman
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    Hi

    just put a new clutch on my leopard and was wondering if i need to lubricate it in any way?

     

    Thanks

    #49834

    tony zambos
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    Coat the needle bearings with lithium grease.

    LAD Specialties / tony kart / rotax / kt100

    #49835

    Mark Reed
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    It is important to pack the roller cage bearing in a good bearing grease, I like Mobil 1 synthetic grease. It is also important to  service that bearing before each practice or race day.

     

    #49889

    baruch fishman
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    Thanks a lot guys!

    #49893

    Jim Derrig
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    You do not need to re-grease the bearing often if at all.  I seem to remember reading somewhere that this was a good idea on the Rotax, but with the leopard, grease it when you install it and then you can pretty much forget it.  You might have random reasons for pulling the drum (e.g., changing the counter sprocket or inspecting the clutch itself).  At that point, throw some more grease on the bearing ’cause what the heck, it can’t hurt.  But in 4 years of running the Leopard I never regularly serviced that bearing, never saw a failure or anything close to one, and never met anyone who had a failure.  The Leopard’s weaknesses are elsewhere.

    #50229

    Glen Mullins
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    I’ve had one fail and I’ve been told that I’m not alone. I service mine after every weekend now and have spares with me at the track.

     

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