Hunterworks Slippery Secondary Clutch Washers (Anti-Friction)
In the past, other manufactures have used plastic anti-friction washers that fit under the secondary spring in a Rhino, Wolverine, Viking and Grizzly. The idea was to allow the spring to rotate with ease as the secondary clutch opens and closes and do it with less friction.
The idea is a very good idea but using any kind of plastic or Teflon for these washers simply do not work and is a very poor execution, should be common sense that the end of the spring will dig into plastic and then render them useless, no sliding once that happens. Also with the intense heat in the secondary clutch that the plastic starts to get really soft and gets pushed out.
So the whole concept is a more efficient operating clutch. If you can improve the efficiency of it then performance will be increased by allowing more HP to the ground and then in a back-shift situation like climbing a dune or hill at a higher rate of speed the clutch can back-shift easier and get in "lower gear" faster for better climbing. Both belt life, internal components and sheave face life are extended.
Our Slippery Washers system is a combination of hardened stainless steel and carbon fiber washers. Both treated with a lubricant that gets worked down into the microscopic pores of the metal. If you were to inspect the metal with a microscope, it would look like a rocky field, this material is worked down into the "rocks" if you will forming a smooth surface. Once this material is in the pores you can't get it out. These washers and lube are able to withstand extremely high temps and pressures.
Since the cover washer is stainless steel and not plastic the spring can't dig in it and provides a smooth flat surface to apply pressure to the Carbon Fiber thrust washer beneath it. The CF washer will not squish or deform like a Teflon washer will and will remain an intact and sliding surface at all times under heat and pressure. There is also a second Carbon Fiber washer that fits under the spring cup. This allows the spring cup to rotate, extending the life of the spring cup and allowing an additional surface to rotate during clutch operation.
Good news is the price, just $20 with any of our sheave kits or $25 by themselves shipped.
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