You should listen to me. No, seriously, listen to me.
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Santa Barbara
Motorcycle: Blue 2006 GSX-R1000
Re: Help with clutch
Brock also mentions that he doesn't know why the outermost drive plate goes into different slots but assumes that Suzuki and FCC, the original manufacturer, know what they're doing and aren't doing it for the fun of it.
It's a bit late but, for the record, you shouldn't be working on the bike without the Suzuki manual. You really ought to be able to find one to download. There's a fair chance that there's a link here somewhere.
There are no "screws holding the clutch plates". The plates are "held" by the pressure plate, which is under compression from the clutch springs. The screws that compress the springs are tightened until their washers bottom out on the hub posts. There shouldn't be anything to gain from overtightening the screws. The only way to increase tension is to use stronger springs, washers with less dish, or to shorten the posts. All are normally unnecessary and not recommended. The latter two might produce coil bind.