Bayou klf300b clutch issue

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    Hello everyone. New to the Kawasaki game. Bought an older bayou KLF300b and am having some clutch issues with it. I’ve replaced both the centrifugal and the shifting clutch and the adjustment screw did nothing and it still wouldn’t move. I’ve made sure everything on shifter side is lined up and that adjuster arm and spring stayed in place when installing. The only way I’ve been able to get it to run is to put an extra clutch pad in on the shifting clutch. I know this is t correct and would like to fix it the correct way. I tried adjusting the screw by turning it to the right till I feel resistance and the left till I feel resistance. The problem is the resistance never happens. Any help is appreciated
     
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    My guess is that the pressure plate is worn. If you got it to work another way, I don’t see a problem with that. Hopefully it was an extra steel you added.
    What oil are you using?
     
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    Did you replace both driver and driven plates in both clutches? Did you pre soak the new fibers?
     
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    Yes sir. Replaced both and soaked both
     
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    And yes it was an extra steel. I don’t remember the exact oil I used but it was for wet clutches that someone recommended on another thread
     
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    Did you use new springs?. Was this problem maybe the reason you bought it cheap ? Basket isn't grooved? was this an aftermarket clutch? If so, without knowing the thickness of factory and what you bought, we're just guessing.

    If it works with the extra steel, I'd just rock it.
    JMHO, your mileage may, and will vary :D
     
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    Double check that oil. Maybe try something else. My son changed the clutch in his CBR,and had similar problem. Even though the oil claimed.to be.compatible, it wasn't with that clutch. Changed the oil (again) and all was good.

    Not being a smart zzz, what is worth and what did you pay? Lots of good motor heads here, but maybe a model specific forum might be more helpful
     
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    Tried specific forums. Never got answers on most. Figured since everyone here helped with my blaster that the Kawasaki section could help with it.
     

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