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Hey everyone

Got an issue with my clutch after installing an aftermarket lifter plate, I checked the springs were straight but I didn't have a torque wrench for the 3 bolts but they are pretty tight

I'm using 3 ebc and 3 stock springs

So what's happening is it's like their is no grab in the clutch, the lever is super tough and when I click it in gear I can walk the bike around with the clutch lever released

Any pointers?
 

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Awesome thanks mate. I tried a kevtek previously to of no avail. I'll try and tighten the bolts a bit more.
 

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Its also very easy to torque too much and crack the basket plate. I did that once, and my bike had zero clutch engagement (obviously)
 

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Yeah I have a kinchrome torque wrench but I don't think it's very accurate at the lowest setting it is many years old
 

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I've got the Koso plate with the Kitaco "50%" stronger springs and when we buttoned everything up, the clutch engagement was super off. I have to adjust the clutch cable all the way in at both the clutch lever and cover. It feels like something is off. I've cracked open the clutch cover once twice to inspect it and nothing seems obviously wrong. I'm going to do it again this weekend because I really want to get to the bottom of this issue.

The more I think about it and visualize the clutch setup, I think my clutch plate bearing is not seated all the way into the plate. Opposite of another recent post where their bearing might be too far in as their problem is that their clutch won't disengage.
 

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I may just put the stock one back on as a sanity check.
 

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Yeah it's strange that it's so difficult getting these aftermarket plates to work. Like doesn't seem to matter how I put the stock one on it works everytime but for whatever reason these just seem to be very difficult to get going..
 

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when installing any aftermarket clutch basket or what ever in your clutch system, plates, springs, spacers, the main thing to remember is the bottom teeth on the basket and the clutch holder unit should be seating correctly or else you will have no clutch or a very hard clutch handle so look at your clutch height with the basket and all the plates/spacers and make sure it is flush with the basket, then everything else will fall in place if not you will crack your basket.

Good Luck and ride it like you stole it.
 

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Thanks,

But why does the clutch operate fine with the stock plate and not with the aftermarket one.. like if the basket was not correct wouldn't the clutch just not work all the time. Like it works alright with the stock plate doesn't slip
 

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ensure your clutch lifter rod is fully seated back into the right side cover prior to putting the cover back on the case. We've seen this issue where it wasn't fully seated and when you put the cover back on it presses on the bearing and plate and disengages the clutch.

Photogromers right thumb is pointing right at the rod....
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Ok so here is how everything looks


https://ibb.co/bQhGSQr
https://ibb.co/GRntH1P
https://ibb.co/XZHnXhJ
https://ibb.co/Dt4XnTp
https://ibb.co/mqTpX9Q

Does that look right?
 
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