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Do the clutch plate have an install order?

I have the side cover off for other stuff and am wondering if i shuffle the clutch plates for even wear or leave them alone.

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Hi,if the clutch is working fine and not slipping and gose into gears smoothly then leave it alone,(they have only the order of one metal plate and one friction plate)If the clutch basket and springs are all good then the friction plates should where evenly,hope this was some help,all the best.

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SOURCE: don't know if the clutch plates go in sharp side

Hi, preferably sharp side in 1st although it shouldn't matter as long as they are all the same

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SOURCE: the clutch is slipping but

hi you dont say what bike it is, is the clutch cable or hydralic operated,

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SOURCE: clutch plates stuck

1- Is it in neutral?
2- check is the clutch leaver in the clutch housing cover is not stuck.

When in neutral start the engine, let it run until it is a bit warm ( check the gage ). Then the gearbox oil should become a bit warm too. This will make the clutch plates expand a bit and pop loose.

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