grabbing clutch

Discussion in 'Transmission' started by Curtis Girard, Oct 1, 2008.

  1. Curtis Girard

    Curtis Girard Member

    I just put new clutch plates and disks in my 1985 FXST, but no matter how I have the clutch cable or the actual clutch tension set the clutch is still grabbing quite a bit. Can I take out one friction plate and disk and see how it works? I just figured that might happen with new plates, anyone have thoughts?
  2. SledDog

    SledDog Senior Member Staff Member Moderator

    By grapping do you mean, the bike wants to move forward when you have the clutch lever pulled in? Or is it engaging too soon?

    Also, since I have CRS this morning (Can't Remember Squat), tell me, is the clutch a diaphram style or the older pressure plate with springs?