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1Back to top Go down    Centralise clutch plate on Mon Apr 20, 2015 6:43 pm

Fliggy

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I'm in the process of replacing the clutch plate on my '91 K100RT and was wondering if anyone had any suggestions on how to centralise the plates without the need for a specialist tool. Trial and error or is there a way I can make something up to do the trick?

Also, what's the best way to clean the old gunk off the housing, pressure plate etc.,? I saw someone mentioned petrol but surely there must be a better cleaner.

Many thanks!


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2Back to top Go down    Re: Centralise clutch plate on Mon Apr 20, 2015 7:12 pm

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Hi, you can use brake cleaner spray to remove gunk from clutch parts.
Before removing cluth parts mark positions of it with some marker od screwdriver. If you already removed without marking look at contact surfaces and wil see marksin which position parts were mounted. Just connect it same way.
I didnt care about balancing of friction plate because it isnt heavy to disturb rotation like heavier clutch parts.
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3Back to top Go down    Re: Centralise clutch plate on Mon Apr 20, 2015 8:24 pm

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Simply position the clutch disc in the centre as you tighten the screws in a cross pattern. I never use a centring tool on Ks or Airheads.
After cleaning the remaining components with brake parts or contact cleaner, as suggested, measure how flush the flat surfaces of the two pressure plates are, or you might be back at it when the fresh new disc makes half, or tapered contact with the old, worn plates.


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4Back to top Go down    Re: Centralise clutch plate on Mon Apr 20, 2015 11:20 pm

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Like TWB says, you can eyeball the centering pretty good and then just snug the screws on the clutch. They should not be too tight so that the clutch plate can move. Use the transmission to centre the clutch plate by reinstalling the transmission on the bell housing and removing it. The clutch actuator arm should be attached while doing this operation and be carefull handling the transmission so as not to bent the arm. Remove the transmission and tighten the clutch screws to their final torque.


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5Back to top Go down    Re: Centralise clutch plate on Tue Apr 21, 2015 3:15 am

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Hi there, just use the papermate marker centering tool.
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JAP


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6Back to top Go down    Re: Centralise clutch plate on Tue Apr 21, 2015 3:27 am

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Papermate marker can be seen at the following thread:

http://www.k100-forum.com/t1148-clutch-centering-tool


Cheers.

Dave.


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7Back to top Go down    Re: Centralise clutch plate on Wed Apr 22, 2015 9:13 pm

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Fantastic, thanks everyone, that sounds spot on.


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