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post #1 of 38 Old 02-16-2011, 11:04 PM Thread Starter
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New Clutch WTF

So I just installed a new clutch... rode it around the block a few times, seems fine.

Now I go to the drag strip, do my burnout and now the clutch lever has a TON of play. In fact even with the lever pulled all the way in the bike still pulls forward slightly. I do the run anyway and at the end pulling the clutch in does NOTHING. I adjust it, do another run.... and had to do a TON of adjustment again (but not quite as much). WTF is going on here? Anybody else ever experience this?
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So I just installed a new clutch... rode it around the block a few times, seems fine.

Now I go to the drag strip, do my burnout and now the clutch lever has a TON of play. In fact even with the lever pulled all the way in the bike still pulls forward slightly. I do the run anyway and at the end pulling the clutch in does NOTHING. I adjust it, do another run.... and had to do a TON of adjustment again (but not quite as much). WTF is going on here? Anybody else ever experience this?
I have seen that happen on a couple of bikes ive done not sure why. after a couple of adjustments it stop and everything worked well. I have gone as far as checking stack hieght to make sure nothing was wrong. but have seen some people have the issue and something was wrong inside the clutch sack hieght was way low
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i would pull the clutch cover and check the stack height to make sure you didnt miss anything. you dont wanna burn up your new clutch by having the wrong adjustment.
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I put one in mine and had to readjust after about 100 miles. Sometimes you just have to get some fine tunage on.
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My 05 i had to make a bunch of adj. when it was new,now i hardly ever have to even after hard runs.
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Thanks, I'll pull it and check the stack height. What are you guys running (stack height)?
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Is this the first clutch you have ever put in, not saying you did it wrong but there are a few thing people do wrong when they have never changed a clutch.

1. You are suppose to START with a fiber and END with a fiber.

2. If your bike is an 06 or up did you remember to put the 2 little "washers" between the 1st and 2nd steel? Alot of people accidentally put the washers between the clutch basket and 1st steel and it can get wedged between the basket and hub.

3. The last fiber must be rotated 1 notch from the rest of the fibers.
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Is this the first clutch you have ever put in, not saying you did it wrong but there are a few thing people do wrong when they have never changed a clutch.

1. You are suppose to START with a fiber and END with a fiber.

2. If your bike is an 06 or up did you remember to put the 2 little "washers" between the 1st and 2nd steel? Alot of people accidentally put the washers between the clutch basket and 1st steel and it can get wedged between the basket and hub.

3. The last fiber must be rotated 1 notch from the rest of the fibers.
Sorry to threadjack, but what is the reason for this? I have always done it but never have been sure why other than thats the way it comes out so thats the way it goes in.
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Is this the first clutch you have ever put in, not saying you did it wrong but there are a few thing people do wrong when they have never changed a clutch.

1. You are suppose to START with a fiber and END with a fiber.

2. If your bike is an 06 or up did you remember to put the 2 little "washers" between the 1st and 2nd steel? Alot of people accidentally put the washers between the clutch basket and 1st steel and it can get wedged between the basket and hub.

3. The last fiber must be rotated 1 notch from the rest of the fibers.
Check on 1. and 3., don't understand why I did #3 though but I did it. If anybody could explain why I would love to know.
I have a 05, so #2 doesn't apply. Oh, and yes it is the first clutch I've replaced.
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Read through this thread and see if you come across anything you forgot

https://www.zx-10r.net/forum/showthread.php?t=6525

Also did you make sure the outer hub "locked" into place, it will only go in a certain way and it will rest on the last fiber...
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