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We just started shipping sheaves out with a new coating, read the short tech article below on it.



Hunterworks Machined Sheave Coating

We coat all new machined sheaves with a new Hunterworks proprietary dry lube to make our sheaves last longer than any other one and reduce friction inside the sheave where the weights move.
If you were to look at metal through a microscope it would like a rocky rough terrain which causes friction. This is where this new Hunterworks coating comes in. At only .5 microns the individual particles are so small the human eye can't see them, the human eye can only see down to about 30 microns.
So basically we apply the coating to the insides of the sheave covering up all the surfaces that the weights and slides touch then when you assemble the sheave, the weights and slides essentially burnish the material down into the rough metal, down into the pours if you will then any excess turns to dust that gets taken away with the air moving around inside the clutch.
Now the metal that was once rough microscopically is smooth and these particles that filled it in, can't be removed. If you wanted to remove them you would have to sand them out.
What is the coating? Not gonna tell this one, tried spray teflon and it worked ok but this one has less friction on bare metal than teflon. It is a very slick coating
Result? Longer lasting clutch sheave, less heat, smoother shifting, weights and slides last longer. Just trying to one up the competition I guess and make our product better, we are the only ones that coat our sheaves with anything.
I guess it is common sense, the less friction the better.
 

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Just ordered the complete kit!!! can't wait to try it out!!!
Thanks for the order

Sitting at home and can't remember if we have them on the shelf or just on the way, been selling faster lately. Hard to gauge sales on them and having them come in at the right rate.


Todd
 

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Thanks for the order

Sitting at home and can't remember if we have them on the shelf or just on the way, been selling faster lately. Hard to gauge sales on them and having them come in at the right rate.


Todd
Todd,

You called me this morning to inform me of your awaited shipment. All good, I appreciate your reply and will provide feed back once my kit has been installed and I get the time to run it through its paces!!!! Really looking forward to it
 

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Wow, received it already. As far as the coating, I'm tearing stuff down right now for the install and going to clean the sheave face with degreaser. Would getting any degreaser on the coating hurt anything? Edit:: I just put the cleaner on a rag and cleaned the face only. Just to be safe :D

Still working on it. The secondary spring is the hardest part.. probably because I didn't have that tool to compress the spring. I used the back wheel and standing on it worked. I loosened it up first with a huge wrench.. Not sure what size that nut is but the biggest socket I have is a 36mm and it wasn't close to fitting that nut. Must be a 45mm. Doing the slug part now.. have to remove the back cover.
 

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Wow, received it already. As far as the coating, I'm tearing stuff down right now for the install and going to clean the sheave face with degreaser. Would getting any degreaser on the coating hurt anything? Edit:: I just put the cleaner on a rag and cleaned the face only. Just to be safe :D

Still working on it. The secondary spring is the hardest part.. probably because I didn't have that tool to compress the spring. I used the back wheel and standing on it worked. I loosened it up first with a huge wrench.. Not sure what size that nut is but the biggest socket I have is a 36mm and it wasn't close to fitting that nut. Must be a 42mm. Doing the slug part now.. have to remove the back cover.
How long did it take you to complete the installation?
 

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Longest part was cleaning the gasket and hardest part probably the secondary spring (no tool). Then putting the bed back on was a pain. I say everything took me 8 hours. Was stopping a lot though. So did the sheave, rollers, clutch slugs, 2ndary spring, changed oil and filter, changed diff gear oil, cleaned/oiled airfilter and greased all the fittings. Whew, long day but fun. LOL I enjoy working on things... didn't have 5k miles on my GTO before I put a supercharger on it :D
 

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Wow, received it already. As far as the coating, I'm tearing stuff down right now for the install and going to clean the sheave face with degreaser. Would getting any degreaser on the coating hurt anything? Edit:: I just put the cleaner on a rag and cleaned the face only. Just to be safe :D

Still working on it. The secondary spring is the hardest part.. probably because I didn't have that tool to compress the spring. I used the back wheel and standing on it worked. I loosened it up first with a huge wrench.. Not sure what size that nut is but the biggest socket I have is a 36mm and it wasn't close to fitting that nut. Must be a 42mm. Doing the slug part now.. have to remove the back cover.
I know it is too late now, but I would not put anything on the coating before I put it in, it has to get burnished in. I would only wipe off the belt face and install.
 
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