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Somebody please help me out here.
I'm trying to get my **** ready to ride in our Vets parade but I have got to get my clutch plates changed out first.
I've never done this and I'm getting conflicting reports on what I've gotta do.
One wrench tells me I need a press to disassemble and reassemble the basket.
Another, and my manual never mention a press, just tightening the center nut down until I can get the adjuster nuts off and then the spring assembly comes off as one piece.
Which is it?
Also:
This is a dry clutch (E84). The manual says something (not much) about spraying the plates with a silicone lube. The first wrench said something about burning them in... Which? neither? Both?
The reason I'm stuck here is because of the two wrenches around here one is too damned old to do much work and the other is off pipelining all the rest of the guys I know are about like me, marginally mechanically inclined but ignorant.
Thanks in advance to anyone who knows anything on this.
 

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Hello, if your clutch works like my old one did, you loosen up the lock nut on the adjuster and back it all the way off, then put a very large washer over the adj. stud and put the nut back on. Screw it down till you can remove the 3 outside nuts, then you just pull it all out one peice at a time. Done
 

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Yeah, John's got it. I have my shop manual here and it covers your exact bike and that's what it says. I've taken that style clutch apart many times, but it's been a couple decades. I remember now. I had a little bit of metal just the right size for the washer. Probably still in my tool box. If you want the hub off, then you need a hub puller, but you don't have to pull the hub to R&R the clutch.
 

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I agree the washer is the tool to remove the pressure plate with the springs in place.As for spraying or baking them NO way replace them with same number of plates VTwin or Tedds cycle has a good set part #18-1121 Dry is how they work best
 

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If you spray they plates with silicone as per the manual,make sure you use a non petroleum based silicone lube as it says in the manual.
That is what I always did with my E84 dry clutch,NAPA has it usually.
I also did the five finger hub upgrade,much better set up than the stock 3 finger.
 
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