I have a simple question????You know it seems to me it just won't disconnect enough no matter what adjustment I make and the clutch lever seems kinda spongy. So maybe the friction disc are just to fat with fuzz and the heavy duty spring is just too much for it until they get "smoother" and thinner. What about the push rod? Is there a measurement I can verify on that?
I was assured by several people that this was the best kit I could get. Even from the mfgr and several others that don't run high horsepower. I even removed the heavy duty diaphragm spring and put my stock one back on. It's all been a nightmare. Everyone's been great helping out with advice but now I have to replace my pressure plate. I actually would have been happy with another stock setup because I'm sure I would have been on the road and not on my lift with parts scattered all over my bench! Also the Alto was basically a gift. Supposed to be a direct part for part replacement with just an extra plate.I have a simple question????
If your motor is basically stock.
Why have you chosen to run suck an strong clutch and heavy clutch.
I’m running a pretty light set of springs (5) in mine. My motor has 166 hp & 160 foot pounds torque.
I was running a lock up pressure plate. I went back to the 5 spring set up.
Put it back to stock. I don’t think you need this costly heavy ass clutch for your motor!
Just my opinion!!!
I just looked this clutch up inHey Guys, just installed the Carbonite extra plate kit along with the Alto HD diaphragm spring in my '04 Heritage. I've adjusted this thing 4 different times everywhere from 1/4-3/4 turn out and can't stop the creep in 1st gear. Also can't find neutral unless I'm rolling to the stop and get lucky going into it from 2nd. Seems to be downshifting hard too unless I'm rev matching even at low speeds. I called Alto and spoke to their Senior Technical Director and I guess I blew his mind with my question about ATF fill info and the fact that ATF expands bigtime when hot. I wanted to know if I filled it to the bottom of the spring plate and it expanded a lot if it would be a problem. He said nobody's ever asked him that question before. In questioning using ATF and telling him I've seen threads where someone's said "Alto recommends Primary + or other synthetics he said "That's correct". When I told him one of Alto's CS Reps e-mailed me their recommendations to use ATF type F as well as it's on their installation instructions he told me that's not correct and he was going to talk to "his team" and get that removed from the website and the instructions! Then he said I could use a synthetic fluid if I wanted, but I'd be fine with ATF. Am I confused? YES! Am I frustrated? YES! Can anybody give me some advice? Should I just put some miles on it and try to "Bed" the friction plates in? Should I remove the Heavy Duty (20lb+?) spring? Should I go back to something like Redline? The bike is pretty much stock as far as the engine so horsepower isn't an issue. I'd appreciate the help.
I'm sorry you are having problems. I just did my clutch on a 1999 Electra Glide FLHT. I only have about 50 miles on the new clutch. Yes I did put in the extra clutch plate kit. Now just before I did the clutch I was wondering about the space because now I am adding a extra plate. I called JP Cycle where I bought the clutch kit and told them that I think I have the wrong clutch kit for my bike ,now I can't remember what was said but the guy at JP Cycle ended up saying DO NOT use the Damper Spring and the Damper spring seat. I think you need to call JP Cycle and talk to the tech guys. My clutch is working fine. Like I said if you used the Damper Spring and the Damper spring seat you have taken up to much space and when you pull in your clutch you are not getting the space to let everything slip. I know what you are thinking , Oh CRAP , I have to take it apart again. You did leave the Damper Spring and the Damper spring seat in didn't you, I am not having problems and you are. I am glad that I found out before I did the clutch kit because I rebuilt my tranmission and did not do the clutch , so yes ,I just took the primary cover off again to do the clutch. I only have 1360 miles on the transmission rebuild. You live and learn.I'll have to disagree with you on that. I contacted Alto and spoke with the senior tech Roy. He told me "he" designed that clutch pack to be used with those in there.
Wait I know what you are asking, No I think it was from Barnett Performance Products clutch kit , But still you are adding an extra plate and you do not need to use the Damper spring or the Damper spring seat , A clutch kit is a clutch kit and just call JP Cycle and ask them about the damper spring and the damper spring seat with an extra clutch plate kit 1-800-318-4823. Let me know if you need more help.JRockstar, was your clutch an alto?