...Ok, so could someone just sum up what this Mod actually does
So I bought the parts almost 2 YEARS ago, and finally did this mod last night. I got the bike out last weekend for the first time this year and almost lost my wife on 2 separate 'chatter launches'. I figured it was finally time to get 'er done. It's a GSXR1000 k5, I bought in April '05
I just wanted to note a couple of things on my experience in case it helps someone else out who has waited this long to do this mod:
-I had just done an oil change, so I just kept the bike on the sidestand and didn't bother draining the oil. I had the bike sitting in the right spot from the day before, so I didn't have any thing leak out at all. Note that I normally run with the oil on the 'L' line, not the 'H' line.
-Someone asked about whether the 'notch' location on the clutch plates matters. I took note of where my notches where before I took them off and they are completely random. As long as you put the clutch plates in the same order and get the drive plate (last one) tabs the right slot in the basket, the little half circle notches in the tabs of the plates make no difference that I can see.
-Getting everything off was super simple, I made a point of stacking everything up on a clean pad when I removed it so I could put it together just as easily. I was a little worried about how I was going to get all the shrapnel out of the basket since it can't be separated easily from the gear. I used a vaccuum right on the bit as I drilled and it made a huge difference, it got 99% of the shavings before I punched through. I definitely recommend it. I also used a 3/16 bit instead of the 13/64 because my 3/16 fit better in the pre-formed drill locations in the basket. It also was closer to the size of the existing 3 holes.
-I got a little worried when I put the clutch push piece back in, because it doesn't sit against the 30MM nut until you put the pressure plate back on and torque it down. It was the only things that caught me off guard when I put it all back together cause I had it in my head that it would slide all the way in.
-The #14 concave washer that replaces the stock one is definitely a little thinner and has more concavity. I can't tell the height difference that someone mentioned though.
-I got the clutch spring centering washers from Tillerpot on a whim, and I'm so glad I had them. I had some serious grooves in the Pressure Plate from clutch spring fling out. I'm thinkining that that level of grooving must have contributed to poor clutch action as the pressure plate moved. I wanted to take a picture to post, but I didn't feel like getting oil all over my camera!
-I noticed that the lifter pin adjustment spec in the service manual (the page is also post a few times in this thread) is 1/2 a turn out from resistance, and obviously you called for 2 1/4 or 2 3/4. :_confused1: On my bike, 2 1/4 shows almost 4 theads, so I settled on 3/4 turns out to get to about the 2 thread showing that you recommended. It's been raining, so I haven't had the conditions yet to put some serious power to the wheel and see where it slips. I'm sure I'll need to adjust it to get it perfect.
-The gasket that I got from the dealer has a small rubber bead on the cover side all the way around, which the stock gasket I took off didn't have. So I don't think I needed to put the RTV on the cover at all. But due to my experience with leaking TL clutch covers in the past, I gunked up both sides all the way around for 'good measure'.
-I know this is long, but last thing. Good call on running the bike on the rear stand and letting it warm up. When I started it up IN NEUTRAL, the rear tire spun up quick. It took about 3 minutes before it stopped grabbing in neutral, then I ran through the gears and everything felt smooth. On the stand, when I have it in 1st and and I pull in the lever, the wheel slowly comes to a stop on it's own. I'll take it out for a hard ride this weekend and some adjustment and see how everything faired!
Thanks again for such a great job on this write-up! And Tillerpot, thanks for the washers!