The clutch was slipping on my 1971 TR6R. I replaced the friction plates and springs. Now, the clutch really snatches. It's like an on-off switch with very little slip area. If I don't fix it I see a future of serial, unintended wheelies
I am pretty sure the steel plates are a bit warped, When I picked up the friction plates from the shop I was told to stack the steel plates, then press down on one side and see if they lift and spread (concertina) on the opposite side. Well, they do, a bit, but I thought they could be re-used. However, I am now going to replace them (got some replacements coming).
I thought I got the springs adjusted uniformly by eye. I couldn't see any obvious wobble. When I replace the steel plates I intend to use a dial gauge to ensure the pressure plate is lifting truely.
What else should I be looking for? And, how far should the spring adjusting nuts be screwed on initially? The manual implies that the dome should be flush with the end of the screws, but that seems like it would really crank the springs down tightly and make the clutch really heavy to operate.
Any advice will be gratefully accepted. Thanks.