Which way to install steel plates in clutch(curved vs flat side) per bareasschoppers


Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 11

Thread: Which way to install steel plates in clutch(curved vs flat side) per bareasschoppers

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2016
    Location
    Austell
    Posts
    65
    Post Thanks / Like

    Which way to install steel plates in clutch(curved vs flat side) per bareasschoppers

    So I have done a few clutches before but I noticed on bareasschoppers he recommended to flip the steal plates around and have the curved side out and the flat side in. Just wondering...I am installing my MTC clutch on Wednesday.

    bareasschoppers mentioned this helped with disengagement.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Location
    Upper Right Ohio
    Age
    65
    Posts
    2,342
    Post Thanks / Like
    I went by the Honda Manual... I have the MTC clutch and springs....
    I only had disengagement issues for the first few rides. and only at first start of day, first release of clutch.
    do not go crazy on the spring spacers.. not needed.. just ONE per spring.

    30,000 miles ago...

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2016
    Location
    Austell
    Posts
    65
    Post Thanks / Like
    Ok so the manual does not go over the question I raised(flipping the steal plates with flat vs curved inside) so that being said you installed as the plates came out curved inside?

    Thanks for the feedback on the spacers

  4. Remove Advertisements
    VTX Cafe
    Advertisements
     

  5. #4
    Join Date
    Aug 2016
    Location
    Austell
    Posts
    65
    Post Thanks / Like
    I went ahead and installed it with .075 shims and flipped the steel plates. Will test it out on my lunch.

  6. #5
    Join Date
    Aug 2016
    Location
    Austell
    Posts
    65
    Post Thanks / Like
    Went to oreillys and picked up some exhaust gaskets. Started the bike up. Was able to find neutral just fine. It had just rained so I really did not test it out good   so far ok no issues.

  7. #6
    Join Date
    Aug 2016
    Location
    Austell
    Posts
    65
    Post Thanks / Like
    Clutch is nice but I would not say night and day like some people rave over. I think my factory clutch was probably in better shape than I thought . Things that are different. 1. It engages almost as soon as you start to release the clutch lever, 2. Absolutely no slip in last gear like my factory,3. Currently no issues with disengagement. 4. First gear still feels the same as my factory clutch other than early engagement.5. Clutch lever is not as heavy as some people say, seems the same as factory to me.

  8. #7
    Vinish is online now Super Moderator
    Michigan Riders Group
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Midland, MI in Summer and The Villages, FL in winter
    Posts
    6,997
    Post Thanks / Like
    How much freeplay do you have in the clutch lever? Too much freeplay can yield clutch engagement when you barely release a fully depressed clutch leverl. Effectively, you do not have the clutch completely disengaged when the lever is fully depressed if you have too much freeplay.

  9. #8
    Join Date
    Aug 2016
    Location
    Austell
    Posts
    65
    Post Thanks / Like
    Free play is about 3/4 inch. You are able to adjust freeplay in hydraulic like cable clutch setups?

  10. #9
    Join Date
    Aug 2016
    Location
    Austell
    Posts
    65
    Post Thanks / Like
    I have had two other bikes with hydraulic and was not able to adjust freeplay in hydraulic system. I do have adjustable leavers on my sport bike that helps with freeplay but nothing that directly allows adjustment.

  11. #10
    Vinish is online now Super Moderator
    Michigan Riders Group
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Midland, MI in Summer and The Villages, FL in winter
    Posts
    6,997
    Post Thanks / Like
    Sorry, I did not know you had a hydraulic clutch. Is it an 1800 or just an aftermarket hydraulic clutch. I thought you were just changing the clutch plates. I know nothing about hydraulic clutches. I do not know if the freeplay on these can be adjusted. My comments about freeplay were meant to apply only to a cable clutch. Sorry for my mistake. Nothing to see here. Move along

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

    Similar Threads

    1. Stainless steel line install 1800r
      By mattressman08 in forum *** The Shop ~ I NEED URGENT HELP!! ***
      Replies: 8
      Last Post: 02-08-2016, 03:56 PM
    2. For Sale: Barnett Steel Clutch plates - never used - $35
      By compmd in forum 1300 Parts /Accessories For Sale
      Replies: 2
      Last Post: 06-24-2014, 12:57 PM
    3. Question ISO grip Install clutch side issues
      By avatar77 in forum Honda VTX 1300 Forums
      Replies: 4
      Last Post: 10-07-2013, 10:45 AM
    4. How do I know my steel clutch plates need replaced?
      By CheeseMan316 in forum General VTX/Motorcycle Topics
      Replies: 12
      Last Post: 03-27-2011, 09:13 PM
    5. For Sale: Kuryakyn Curved Horizontal Side Mount License Holder
      By Coolhand567 in forum 1800 Parts /Accessories For Sale
      Replies: 1
      Last Post: 08-17-2010, 11:08 PM

    Bookmarks

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •