Recently my 2010 CRF250R clutch basket began to groove so I purchased a Wiseco clutch basket with Wiseco rubber cushions, Tusk clutch friction and steel plates, and Tusk clutch springs.
I've had the bike since brand new and have always had a nice clutch feel when slipping the clutch off the gate at the start of the race, through the turns, etc (I ride it somewhat like a 125). However, after the change to the new components, I raced the following weekend, and for the life of me I couldn't get a start, and could not get through a turn.
The symptoms: If you had to assign a number to the length between engaged and disengaged clutch, it would be a 10 for the old components, a 5 for the new.
The friction distance seems so short now. The clutch cable is adequately adjusted and lubed. I kept wheeling off the start (with holeshot fork device engaged) and I also kept popping out of ruts in turns.
When I let the clutch lever out, the clutch engages so hard and fast, the bike wheelies/pops up at the beginning of the slip and then bogs once the lever is completely out (all of this happening in a split second).
Getting on the throttle from a low RPM with the clutch engaged the bike accelerates as it should, so it's not slipping. I soaked the plates before installing.
I'm a B rider and a decent mechanic so I'm completely stumped here.
Shoot of some ideas fellas, I'd appreciate it!