New guy question here… Been out of the game for a couple decades now and I am trying to figure out the proper technique for testing the clutch engement. When I check it like I used to back in the day (damn I sound old) it comes in consistently 1k higher than the spring setup chart says it should (4400RPM, Hilliard Flame, 2 whites and a black). I mostly ran Yamaha back in the wet clutch days and when we checked it, I’d be on the ground, wack the throttle, it would launch, the RPM would stabalize for second before it started climbing, and thats your number. When I try the same technique, the numbers come in what I would think are high.
Before I decided to ask here, I kinda went down the rabbit hole and saw refferences to engagement RPM being separate from full lock RPM (which I was apparently measuring), but no real info of how to check the “engagment RPM”. So my ultimate question is; am I doing this wrong or do I perhaps have an issue that needs to be sorted or maybe I just need to tune the damn thing?
For background, the clutch is used, but I cleaned it all up and rebuilt it, It all seems to be in good shape, and I am fairly confident its assembled correctly. That being said, the shoes are flipped I believe, so that the skinny end, or taper of the teardrop is leading. It came that way and I left it. I am not sure if this is standard, for the wording on shoe orientation from Hilliard confused the hell out of me…
Any help, techniques or insight would be awesome.