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Old 01-01-2009, 05:42 PM   #1
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FINALY I DID IT!!

Ok I've been talking about replacing my clutch for quite a while now. So I did it myself and shes running pretty good, no more slip in 1st and 2nd gears ..

But there is one question, when you put new friction plates in and use the same steel plates (cleaned of course) will it kind of shudder when your taking off from a stop as you're breaking in the clutch? It's almost like the shudder you get when your about to stall, but I dont stall or come close to it.

Any answers or suggestions will be mucho appreciated!
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Old 01-01-2009, 06:53 PM   #2
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10 views and no replies! haha

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Old 01-01-2009, 07:20 PM   #3
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Did you torque all the bolts down to exact spec on the clutch pack evenly?
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Old 01-01-2009, 07:21 PM   #4
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Did the steel plates have blue or discolored areas if so your shudder is the new fiber plates slipping on the old steels... or the steels could look ok but could have been warped...............
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Old 01-01-2009, 07:55 PM   #5
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Did you soak the clutches before you installed them?

Did you adjust the clutch w proper release spec?
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Old 01-01-2009, 07:56 PM   #6
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bump about a clutch?
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Old 01-01-2009, 08:43 PM   #7
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did you put 'em in backwards?
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Old 01-01-2009, 08:56 PM   #8
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The first or second thin steel ring had to be put in facing the right direction. One is concave in shape and is designed that way to prevent the "shudder" your talkin about. On my GSXR clutch anyway.
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Old 01-01-2009, 09:30 PM   #9
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the discs looked a little worn.. but not terrible and I cleaned them anyways. But yous guys think i should order new steels and springs?
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Depends on the gaps.

Did you use instructions and check gaps, sand down the steels and check thicknesses?

Peeps laugh at instructions, and its true jobs can get done without them but even at a dealer level people refer to them while working on the cars/bikes all day long. Saves alot of headaches in the end.
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The springs should be fine. I wonder about the placement of the steel rings. The first 2 and the last 1 are the important ones.
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Old 01-02-2009, 12:23 AM   #12
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did you sand down the steels?
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did you make sure the last disc was put into the notches on the tops of the fingers of the basket, and not inline with the rest of the discs?
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When i pulled out the old friction plates and steels i put everything in exactly as it was.. and yes i put the last (oustide) friction plate in the offset notch
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When i pulled out the old friction plates and steels i put everything in exactly as it was.. and yes i put the last (oustide) friction plate in the offset notch
cool just wanted to make sure as it is very common for that to NOT happen, seen it happen at the dealer even by Kawi trained techs. when it is not offset it causes late/weird/harsher engagement.
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Old 01-02-2009, 06:20 PM   #16
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yep... It just worries me lol I'll be taking it to patrick at Motorcycles Unlimited tomorrow to have them check it out...
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