Originally Posted by ME 109
I have an 81 with all original clutch components except for a friction plate, and have just replaced all bearings in the tranny, input shaft spline is very good.
Is your bike an exception to a rule we have never noticed? I highly doubt it but we can still learn. I am still wondering what the issue is. Loosening starter ring rivets? They all rarely do that. What does Snowbum say about it? I'm not wading through that to find out. At least half of what he goes on about he pulls from his ass so even if he is right on this subject I am not going to believe it without more backup. IMO it's foolish to do otherwise.
The OP's clutch? If the starter ring rivets are tight, chances are the carrier is perfect. If the pressure and cover plates are not warped TOO much (they ALL warp at least a little), put them back in. You have less than a 50/50 chance for that in my experience but it is worth checking. Replace the friction plate and spring. Check the clutch rod and bearing. Your done!