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Clutch chatter/rattle after installing springs??

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    Clutch chatter/rattle after installing springs??

    So I put Kitaco clutch springs in. I believe they are all seated properly. And I've torqued the 3 bolts down to 9 fit/lbs. And it seems fine in the sense that I can shift up and down through the gears, and there is power in all gears, so I know they are grabbing.

    However if I am coasting (with the clutch lever pulled in all the way - ie as if it's in neutral), there is a lot of chatter/rattling. And if I am shifting gears--but I do so very slowly--I hear the same chatter/rattling at the point of engagement until I release the clutch.

    I noticed there was no play in my clutch lever, so I thought maybe that is why this was happening. So I adjusted the clutch cable to give some play in the lever. This did seem to have some affect, but it still will chatter/rattle.

    Oh, and not sure if this matters, but I also have shorty levers. The symptoms above never happened with the stocks springs and these levers though.

    Any ideas what I can do/check here?

    Thank you!
    Last edited by Farmboy90; Yesterday at 09:36 AM.

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    I get a little clutch chatter on my bike running 6 stiff springs under the very light slipping like you described. Its been like that for probably 1500miles with zero issue. I just attribute it to simply being more grabby.

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    Thank you!

    Yeah that's what I think is happening too. Because now matter how I adjust the clutch cable, I can't make it go completely away. Again, it only ever happens if I'm shifting very very slowly or holding the clutch at the engagement point (which normally one would not do).

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    I think i notice it the most when im messing around coming it hot to a stop and bang gears down to first and lightly slip the clutch in an attempt to supermoto slide (which i shouldnt be doing... brakes are far cheaper than clutches haha)

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