Sorry to post again, my bike wins the most problematic ever. If you could offer me any help as the current (and hopefully) last problem seems to have me and everyone else here in Chicago totally stumped.
3 Shoe Clutch
High Comp Head
The problem is that when the starter lever is engaged is does not pull hard enough to put enough pressure on the pressure plate to grab the cork on the clutch. It's touching it but without enough pressure it just slides past it, the most frustrating sensation in the world. In order to get enough pressure put on the cork the tensioner must me tensioned so far that the lever on the cover is as engaged as it will get, than you must pull on the lever so hard that it feels like you are going to break it. If you then peddle it will catch every once in a while and the bike will eventually start. Beyond this being an undesirable way to start the bike it causes a huge problem. Since the cable must be tensioned so tight it will not allow the lever to disengage the clutch; causing it to die out at idle. This theory was put to the test by starting the bike and then while keeping it alive with the throttle backing the nut off the tensioner until the lever returned to resting position. The bike ran great after that.
I have switched out the clutch cover, the pressure plate, and tried a 2 shoe and 3 shoe clutch. I have used Type F and the new Motul TransOil. I have had about 10 different people look at it. I have begged and cried and screamed. Nothing seems to make any difference. I am wondering if the crazy amount of compression I have is just to much for that dinky little starter to handle. As if it the is so much force pushing against it it just can't grab hard enough to counter it. I was wondering if scoring the back side of the pressure plate might help the problem? The plate is incredibly smooth which seems counter intuitive to something that should be grabbing.
Sorry for the long windiness of this post, if any clarification is needed please let me know, rereading it kind of made my head hurt. Thanks again.