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Alternative clutches for comet

nkt267

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VOC Member
#1
Hi.Has anybody had experience of using an alertnative to the Burman clutch on a Burman box.The basket of mine spread during the Parade(thrash the thing to death;))lap.I can repair mine and 'band' it like some Ajs/Matchless types,but your experiences will help guide my decision...John
 

ET43

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Non-VOC Member
#2
Alternative Comet clutch

Hi John.
I believe that Conway's do a H****a clutch which is a bolt on jobbie.

All The Best,
ET43
 

rapcom

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VOC Member
#3
I have the Conways (Honda based) clutch conversion in my Comet. It has a cush drive system in the back, bolts straight on, and works well. Recommended.
rapcom
 

vincenttwin

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VOC Member
#4
yes I have a conways clutch , it slips right in and boy does it handle all my HP on my A single ,never slips and never gets hot,and overall well worth the money
peter allen
 

nkt267

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VOC Member
#5
looks like I might have to bite the bullet and pay for a clutch(phoned colin jenner:eek:)
Also checked on the availability of Burman clutch baskets and they are available from the spares co. Although if I go that route I will have to replace the friction plates, apparently they have indents not tabs, the new baskets are solid not slotted.
 

Len Matthews

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VOC Member
#6
Comet Clutches

There are two designs of Burman Clutch. That fitted to some AJS/Matchless bikes is much better than the normal Comet one where the drum is not slotted and the friction plates do not have protruding ears. Instead there are little rails spot welded(?) inside the drum which engage with notches on the perphiry of the friction plates-a complete reversal of the usual Comet set up. Maybe enquiries with AMC specialists will help.
 

vincenttwin

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VOC Member
#7
Bite the bullet ,I worked with my burman clutch for a few years and spent a long time on it , the conways clutch has been in now for 5 years and have never looked at it.
good luck
peter
 

boggler122

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VOC Member
#8
Comet clutch

The later pattern clutch is available via the Spares Co. This has a band around it, and the ears are the opposite to the earlier pattern, And it costs.I say this cos I bought one. Ken
 
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