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2000 Clutch issues!

I just purchased a 2000 12r and I'm experiencing some very severe clutch chatter...Violent chatter! I was told the clutch was new right before i got it. (aftermarket) I got it home and performed the mods to the inner hub and puller to aid in oiling. It helped alot but didn't eliminate it. I put in a Falicon basket and enlarged the oil holes I drilled in the hub the first time. It street drives okay but if I try to launch it hard it gets really grabby. I have since pulled it apart again to find my recent test runs actually blued a couple steels and broke a friction disc. I ordered a set of OEM frictions and steels to start fresh with a good clutch. Is there anything I may be overlooking before I destroy a new set of discs??? My stack height is right at 2.23 now.
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I just purchased a 2000 12r and I'm experiencing some very severe clutch chatter...Violent chatter! I was told the clutch was new right before i got it. (aftermarket) I got it home and performed the mods to the inner hub and puller to aid in oiling. It helped alot but didn't eliminate it. I put in a Falicon basket and enlarged the oil holes I drilled in the hub the first time. It street drives okay but if I try to launch it hard it gets really grabby. I have since pulled it apart again to find my recent test runs actually blued a couple steels and broke a friction disc. I ordered a set of OEM frictions and steels to start fresh with a good clutch. Is there anything I may be overlooking before I destroy a new set of discs??? My stack height is right at 2.23 now.
No telling what clutch was in there??? Going with the new stock stuff is the right direction......
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Did you soak the plates and fibers in oil of a few hours? Installing them dry will ruin them in a flash.
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Brand unknown.. Not stock though. Had steels with little dimples everywhere?? I'm not sure if they got soaked or not, it was already done when I got it. Looked almost dusty dry though the first time I pulled it apart. Damage might have already been done I guess.
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Brand unknown.. Not stock though. Had steels with little dimples everywhere?? I'm not sure if they got soaked or not, it was already done when I got it. Looked almost dusty dry though the first time I pulled it apart. Damage might have already been done I guess.
Dang, I'd get a new clutch pack and start over (OEM). Change the oil a few times while you're at it.
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Brand unknown.. Not stock though. Had steels with little dimples everywhere?? I'm not sure if they got soaked or not, it was already done when I got it. Looked almost dusty dry though the first time I pulled it apart. Damage might have already been done I guess.
Probably the stock steels but aftermarket fibers.....
You`re on the right track ordering new OEM stuff...Good luck....
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OEMS seem to be working well so far. Haven't really beat on it yet due to cold damp weather, but so far no shake! Smooth!
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OEMS seem to be working well so far. Haven't really beat on it yet due to cold damp weather, but so far no shake! Smooth!
WTG brother....Glad to hear the good news....
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Did you soak the plates and fibers in oil of a few hours? Installing them dry will ruin them in a flash.
no need for a soak. you just need to wipe a little on when you install them

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Never quite understood the whole soak theory either! I've always just wet them and tossed them in. As I've always understood its just to keep them from running dry against the steels?? They seem as wet after 2 sec or 2 hours.
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yeah,, everyone seems to do TOO many things at once and then expects improvements, BUT you dont know where they were made...
one at a time.. the first one is to do research online or on the boards,, and then start.. i wouldnt have drilled any holes anywhere... my bike doesnt have any and runs flawless... OEM wouldve been a good start. both steels and fibers,, then HD springs, a Falicon is what i run and a good choice, ive never measured in american,, digital callipers and a 57.6 mm stack is what i believe is correct. dont quote that spec. always want to be on the high side. a new cable doesnt hurt, and sharp edges out. after all that if all is not well i would post new findings and take it from there! ive soaked and light oiled and havent found any difference either way

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