I recently installed some of them blue springs on my v1 (city bike). I didn't practice the best method of removing my clutch because i didn't get the e50 puller. Nevertheless, I bent the outer plate of the clutch shoe, then finally got it off. I did my best to mold it back to its original shape, and i got it pretty close - starter plate sits nicely.
I put the blue springs on and installed the clutch. I did a quick install to just see the difference with the springs, so I didn't weld the pins. I am going to remove it again soon and do more work on it, but this is what I found:
It barely grabbed, maybe 50% of its stock speed. It was about 2x slower off the line. I have to push off completely before it slightly starts to accelerate.
What i'm thinking and hoping is wrong is that I installed the springs incorrectly; long side vs. short side. Or that my shoes are sticking in between the damaged shell. Does anybody have an idea about what could be causing a reverse in the performance of the blue springs?
Any help would be great, thanks all!
tl;dr blue clutch springs slower off the line than stock - slightly bent clutch shell