Blue clutch springs performance

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

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bent clutch shell

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Yep. It's pretty damn important that the clutch housing is straight. I've been down your road before and it's no fun. There's a science to removing the clutch: time and heat. Go slow and in small increments, let it sit for a few minutes, heat it up, tap crank with a mallet, and repeat till it comes off. The housing is pretty hard to find too. I have two of them with the pins fused...if I ever end up getting the Hammer I'll post em FS.

Good luck

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Okay, thank you, that's what i was kind of thinking. I've heard such great things from them that I knew something was wrong. They are supposed to make you accelerate faster right?

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you will not make you ACCELERATE faster, they will just engage later. that's up to your pipe, etc. other factors.

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++++ there only good for 700-1000 miles of everyday riding. what pipe are you running?

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Damn, really? I've been going at it wrong the whole time? So what is the best way to get some punch?

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I'm running an EV mamba, 15 dellorto

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stock cylinder.. old crankseals? old piston rings? there is alot of factors you need to go over?

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Yes, everything is stock except for the carb, and exhaust. I opened up the intake and exhaust on the block and I think I put a 11 tooth front sprocket on it, which I realize affects the acceleration a lot. So you think it could be bad compression?

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