From:ken lee e-mail:kenlinuk@yahoo.com
Subject:RE: RE: RE: RE: RE: deluxe clutch plates Date:Tue Jul 7 16:36:42 2015
Response to:5853
I have covered about 28,000 miles on the original all steel plates on my '26 Deluxe (and about 8000 on KJ) , always been reliable and it reliably sticks when I first start it but so used to that , it's not an issue . Start the bike and let it tick over for about a minute with the clutch disengaged and it's as sweet and smooth as anyone would want it . If I am in a hurry not to annoy the neighbours too much then a push away and snick into gear and it's ok by the time I need to stop at the end of the road , about 200 yards . Ken (England)

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I have in my henderson what are supposed to be
kevlar clutch plates but after sitting for a
short period of time they tend to stick
together and I then have to start bike in gear
and engauge the clutch and rear brake to get
the plates free. Does anyone else have this
problem with the kevlar plates?

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Hi Mike,
I have 20,000 miles on my king clutch in my
'28. I found they work very well. I just looked
it over lately. It has very little wear so it
went back in.

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I have some shocking news for you mike.
These are metal on metal plates.
Also, be cautious about just popping out new
ones.
Half of the plates have a warp to them which
allows for the clutch to easily release in the
oil bath.
If you want to improve, I suggest purchasing a
King Clutch.
New plates with, I believe, Kevlar linings.
I have one in my KJ. Very smooth.
:John

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can anyone show me in detail how the clutch
plates are properly installed . i have
(9)plates but none have lining on them and need
to know which ones have to be relined.all were
in a box when i received this hen. none even
show where lining was installed as they are
scorched and i was going to laser new ones and
have them relined.thanks.