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In most cases you can forget a dry clutch unless it came that way from the factory or someone makes a trick kit to convert your bike.

Having owned Ducs I don't see a great advantage to dry clutches except it keeps the oil cleaner (not an issue on a race bike), it make clutch maintainance much easier (is an issue on a race bike)...and it sounds cool. Well...it can also help to keep engine oil temp down....but conversely...when the dry clutch over heats it will get hinky.

On a Honda twin it would be damn near impossible with the primary drive bathed in oil the way it is, plus numerous important components in the oil system contained in the same area.
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I'd call that pretty trick :)

Really not sure why someone would go to all that trouble though.

Wonder how it keeps the primary gears lubed?...among other things.

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That looks like a stock Honda clutch basket too. How do they oil the clutch push rod where it hits the back side of the spring plate? Must have used a thrust bearing there.

I don't know much about 450s, might be a totally different setup that I'm used to.
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That looks like a stock Honda clutch basket too. How do they oil the clutch push rod where it hits the back side of the spring plate? Must have used a thrust bearing there.

I don't know much about 450s, might be a totally different setup that I'm used to.
They are. Also looks like they've changed the oil pump in that picture.
These guys carry some trick Italian parts for 350s/450s...
http://www.vf750fd.com/vf750f/vintagerace.html#cb450
 
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