Are flywheels getting too light?

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Re: Are flywheels getting too light?

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Was it Gordon Allen or Paul Ivey who said his cranks were so good you only needed a flywheel to have somewhere to bolt the clutch to ?
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mk1 wrote: Tue May 23, 2023 9:07 am I value my nads somewhat higher than a flywheel & backplate :lol: :lol: :lol:
Wise choice - Our old boy engineering chappie had his ear clipped when a flywheel let go big style. Always wondered if it is worth while putting a kevlar blanket over the housing when you get to this extreme.
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Re: Are flywheels getting too light?

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Good job you pulled it out before it did let go. :shock: I’ll definitely be taking a look at mine!
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Re: Are flywheels getting too light?

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Is this flywheel still on MED`s website - couldn`t find it, but might just be me ?
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Re: Are flywheels getting too light?

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Yes, they are still offering a similar flywheel. But they are currently out of stock.

I must make it clear, I did not start this as an MED bashing exercise, I was simply pointing out that these need CHECKING!

https://www.med-engineering.co.uk/colle ... win-pack-1
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Re: Are flywheels getting too light?

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Appreciate that, have lots of respect for MED - reason for looking, was I thought I had remembered them specifying a particular pressure plate with a light weight clutch assembly - just wondered if that might of been some of the reason for the damage.
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