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Old 03-10-2013, 09:34 PM   #1
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/5 New Clutch, no actuation

I'm putting my bike back together after replacing the clutch and now I'm getting no clutch actuation. I have the cable routed correctly and the plunger pieces are all in order. I can hear the adjusting bolt on the arm tapping the tip of the piston when I move the arm around. The whole thing is way too loose. Is it possible for the pushrod to slip out of place?

I installed the clutch like the diagram, and I even remembered the spacers.


Neutral works and there's the typical resistance when I put it in gear and rock it back and forth.

Anyone experienced this before?

EDIT: I forgot to mention that I had my OG clutch basket refurbished, so nothing is different as far as that goes.
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Old 03-10-2013, 09:51 PM   #2
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Toss the spacers #4 on the diagram. The new pressure plate doesn't require them.
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Old 03-11-2013, 06:31 AM   #3
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It's still the orignal pressure plate. I had the clutch redone not because it was slipping, but because it was squeaky and caused the bike to lurch into gear.
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Old 03-11-2013, 07:44 AM   #4
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Explain: "I had my OG clutch basket refurbished"??

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Old 03-11-2013, 08:29 AM   #5
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Explain: "I had my OG clutch basket refurbished"??

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I sent my original clutch to Southland Clutch. Part number 2, 3 & 5 in the image above.
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Old 03-11-2013, 08:35 AM   #6
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I sent it to Southland Clutch.
I thought re-facing requires a new thicker friction disc as material is removed from the pressure plates...
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Old 03-11-2013, 08:56 AM   #7
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I thought re-facing requires a new thicker friction disc as material is removed from the pressure plates...
It does? Huh. I figured it would be same same because they're all original
Parts. How can I confirm this and what new parts do I need if this is the case?
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Old 03-11-2013, 10:17 AM   #8
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I think you have to start from scratch by setting the actuating arm distance which is either 201mm or 210mm if I recall correctly. All of that machining is going to throw that off from where it was prior.
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Old 03-11-2013, 11:40 AM   #9
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If you had Southland machine the pressure plate and pressure ring and reline the clutch disk all should be well because the clutch disk will have thicker linings to compensate. Adjust the clutch per the book (201mm, chollo) and if that doesn't work, give Southland a call since they rebuilt the cluch pack.

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Old 03-11-2013, 11:59 AM   #10
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As Bill suggested, contact Southland. They have a reputation for doing excellent work and they prolly deal with these post-installation fubars all the time.
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That's the open question, did Southland re-line the clutch or only re-surface the pressure plates?
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Old 03-11-2013, 01:30 PM   #12
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Sounds like I need to tear this thing back apart. I'll be back later with an update and pics.
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Old 03-11-2013, 01:35 PM   #13
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I think the answer is in what you said. You sent parts # 2, 3 and 5 to Southland. You did not send them the spacers. So they set it up for no spacers. I'd call them anyway but this is what they had, right?

Yes it's 201mm.
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I wouldn't take it all apart unless the adjusting bolt on the clutch actuating arm is adjusted all the way in.

See what Southland has to say.

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Old 03-11-2013, 02:06 PM   #15
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I think the answer is in what you said. You sent parts # 2, 3 and 5 to Southland. You did not send them the spacers. So they set it up for no spacers. I'd call them anyway but this is what they had, right?

No, I didn't include the spacers in the package to Southland. I didn't think they were needed.

So to further clarify, and me thinking things would be more or less the same because they're all the original parts, there is so much slack in the cable that the lever hits the grip and doesn't return. I backed the cable out as far as would allow and still the same. I'll fool with the adjusting bolt on the arm tonight.

I talked to Southland briefly thanks to AT&T's great coverage. I asked about the spacers and he said they didn't need them as the new style ring has the spacers built in so they know the difference.
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