How to Change Clutch Plates on a Royal Enfield Std 350

Basic maintenance guidelines for changing clutch friction plates on a Royal Enfield Standard 350 Bullet.

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How to Change Clutch Plates on a Royal Enfield Std 350
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Place the motorcycle on centre stand with a tray to collect oil from the primary case.

Place the motorcycle on centre stand with a tray to collect oil from the primary case.

2
Press the brake lever

Press the brake lever

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3
And extend the brake lever stopper bolt to hold the brake lever in the pressed state

And extend the brake lever stopper bolt to hold the brake lever in the pressed state

4
This gives you more access to remove the primary cover

This gives you more access to remove the primary cover

5
Remove or loosen the footrest nut

Remove or loosen the footrest nut

6
The footrest, if removed gives greater access for the job

The footrest, if removed gives greater access for the job

7
Side prepped for job start

Side prepped for job start

8
Use a 18mm wrench set and loosen the centre nut that holds the primary case.

Use a 18mm wrench set and loosen the centre nut that holds the primary case.

9
Tap on the edges of the primary case until it loosens and oil starts dripping out

Tap on the edges of the primary case until it loosens and oil starts dripping out

10
Slightly wedge the case out using a blunt screwdriver. Take care that you don't damage the O-ring

Slightly wedge the case out using a blunt screwdriver. Take care that you don't damage the O-ring

11
Case is removed and wait for oil to drain out

Case is removed and wait for oil to drain out

12
Engage first gear for aiding the clutch plate housing bolts removal

Engage first gear for aiding the clutch plate housing bolts removal

13
If you do have this tool, please use this rather than the tip in the next two steps

If you do have this tool, please use this rather than the tip in the next two steps

14
Wrap a cloth on a wooden piece and jab between the primary chain and sprocket

Wrap a cloth on a wooden piece and jab between the primary chain and sprocket

15
This helps lock the rotation while undoing the retaining bolts of the clutch plate housing

This helps lock the rotation while undoing the retaining bolts of the clutch plate housing

16
Loosen the three bolts alternatively. It is important not to undo one bolt at a time due to the spring tension

Loosen the three bolts alternatively. It is important not to undo one bolt at a time due to the spring tension

17
Loosen these three bolts alternatively

Loosen these three bolts alternatively

18
Same drill...

Same drill...

19
Remove the bolts and springs

Remove the bolts and springs

20
Remove the remaining springs

Remove the remaining springs

21
Remove the plates and keep them aside in order of removal

Remove the plates and keep them aside in order of removal

22
One plate at a time to remember the sequence

One plate at a time to remember the sequence

23
Order of plates

Order of plates

24
Use any brand 20W40 oil for refilling the primary case to set level

Use any brand 20W40 oil for refilling the primary case to set level

25
Use some 20W40 oil to wash the new friction plates

Use some 20W40 oil to wash the new friction plates

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Cover the rubber padded plate as well with same 20W40 oil

Cover the rubber padded plate as well with same 20W40 oil

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Use the oil liberally to cover all the new plates

Use the oil liberally to cover all the new plates

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Reassemble them in the order of removal or refer to the diagram in step 23. Alternate friction plates and metal plates.

Reassemble them in the order of removal or refer to the diagram in step 23. Alternate friction plates and metal plates.

29
Wash once more with some 20W40 oil

Wash once more with some 20W40 oil

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Reassemble as per the photo, the inner most and outer most plates should have the bend edge towards you or facing outward of the engine core.

Reassemble as per the photo, the inner most and outer most plates should have the bend edge towards you or facing outward of the engine core.

31
Place the outer cover back and tighten to specification

Place the outer cover back and tighten to specification

32
Remove the inspection cap

Remove the inspection cap

33
Remove the drain level screw

Remove the drain level screw

34
Pour in new oil until oil starts dripping from the bottom drain level screw hole

Pour in new oil until oil starts dripping from the bottom drain level screw hole

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Once oil has dropped out, stop and tighten inspection cap and oil level drain screw

Once oil has dropped out, stop and tighten inspection cap and oil level drain screw

36
Fix the footrest back and tighten the nut

Fix the footrest back and tighten the nut

37
Press and readjust the stopper bolt for brake feel as per rider ergonomics

Press and readjust the stopper bolt for brake feel as per rider ergonomics

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Inspect for leaks and tighten as per requirement. Clean the motorcycle and take it out for a test ride. Please wear protective gear including a helmet even for short test rides.

Inspect for leaks and tighten as per requirement. Clean the motorcycle and take it out for a test ride. Please wear protective gear including a helmet even for short test rides.

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