When I found my clutch slippin'... and I mean slippin'! It showed signs at high revs in 6th gear (no other gear showed signs of slippage-i.e., high tach revs with applied throttle). I decided to do the job myself. Needless to say, I had no instruction and it was my 1st time doing a motorcycle clutch. When reassemblin' I noticed the play you've demonstrated in yer 1st video. Didn't think anything of it.
The important thing, I understood, was that the clutch pinion arm be 15 degrees (+/- 5) out from the casin' before pressure's applied. With the pinion arm at that position any more pressure would release the clutch pack. The toothed clutch rack inside the clutch basket may have some play forward, as you show in yer video. But, when chucked in with the slave piston that play should go away. I had the same play you demonstrate in yer second video. My problem was, accordin' to the Tech, I put too much pressure on the pinion arm from the slave piston which caused my clutch to be in constant release. I tried it several different ways but wound-up takin' my problem to a Polaris dealership... they charged me for a new Victory clutch but did fix the problem.
So, to answer yer question... when I did my clutch what yer seein's normal.
Also, if yer clutch is slippin' then it's slippin'... no adjustment in the hydraulic system. If yer clutch's slippin' the plates are worn (this I did verify on several levels). The play yer seein' isn't worn plates but the slop in the clutch rack.
Last edited by DaveT; 09-28-2018 at 02:56 AM.
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