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I upgraded and got a Barnett kevlar clutch and with springs and pressure plate, along with oil pickup. Everything seemed to go back together well and the bike is able to find neutral and shift through the gears while the bike is off. When the bike is on and clutch is pulled the bike starts in neutral but jumps forward and stalls when I shift into first gear with clutch still engaged. I have adjusted the tension in the clutch cable so the clutch is SUPER tight, as well as loosened it to have slack, yet the results are the same...

Any issue what could be causing issue? I know from watching other install videos that the clutch bearing is flipped the wrong way with the letting facing inward. Could that be causing the issue though? Have seen issues on here with the clutch slipping, but not for always engaged.
 

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i adjusted the slack out of the clutch from the perch, the lever, and the motor-end. All had the same stall out type results.

Here are the parts I attempted to install:
Chimera Clutch Lifter Plate (Chimera V2 CNC Clutch Lifter Plate - Honda Grom 125, Monkey 125 (2014-2020))
Modified 6-Bolt/Spring Lifter Plate (MODIFIED (6 BOLT) GENUINE HONDA OEM CLUTCH PRESSURE PLATE - HONDA GROM 125 (2014-2020))
Barnett Kevlar Clutch Kit (Barnett Performance Products Honda Grom 125 Complete Kevlar Clutch Kit (2014-2020))

...I also upgraded the oil pump, which seems to function properly on its own.

I have watched all the install videos I can find as well as followed the clutch diagram meticulously. The clutch and clutch cable feel good, and are able to have tension as well as slack to adjust. Shifting through gears with the bike turned off feels great, and seems to be in correct order. However, once started in neutral, bike stalls out and dies when shifting into gear.
 

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@PitBike Ok that sounds like a solid test if I move forward with installing all the new parts again. Right now has the og lifter and pressure plates and not catching any gears..

The most recent test I had done installed the og lifter plate and pressure plate, using the upgraded clutch and clutch springs. I measured the entire clutch stack new vs old, and both came out to 19.3mm. So I assume either clutch is should work. Most recent install resulted in the bike being stuck in neutral and not able to shift into any gears. I went ahead and drained the bike again already because I was a little suspicious with the install. the suspicion was when torqueing the clutch locknut down to 47ft. lbs, the clutch was still wanting to spin (NOT THE CLUTCH BASKET with the gears being held in place, that part was not spinning). I torqued it down but didn't like how it seemed to be slipping. I made sure to inspect all washer placement thoroughly afterwards thinking that was likely the issue, but they all seem very much in their spot. After draining, I also didn't like how easily the bearing fell out, but if I remember right, it pretty much fell out of og pressure plate upon original removal also.

It's been cold and defeating out here, so I've been only attempting an install attempt per week for my sanity. Going to move forward with step by step install again this week with a friend. fingers crossed
 
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