Do you have the black arms that are called REV3? they are much easier to get the springs in and out of. They are a little different ratio as well, but worth a try.Thanks John. Top Hole or bottom to start. They are a pain in the ass to get the 3 springs in and out LOL.
You are the fuggin man:beer:I appreciate the great explaination:2thumbs: Im going to try the three arm setup and begin with the upper holes. I dont have the REV3 right now but I am looking into it for next season. Looks like I have 1 weekend left this season to test hence the reason why Im really trying to figure this out now. Thanks for the direction and I will be sure to post up where I end up.Do you have the black arms that are called REV3? they are much easier to get the springs in and out of. They are a little different ratio as well, but worth a try.
If your goal is to try to delay the engagement, you will want to remove weight or increase outer spring force.
If you install taller gearing, the bike will also tend to slip a bit longer, although for a different reason. The clutch will have more load on it in order to engage with taller gearing, making it slip more even though the arms are "coming in" at the same RPM (they will need to "come in" harder in order to transmit the torque required to prevent slippage with taller gearing, making the clutch slip for a bit longer.)
With your setup, I doubt you are making much torque, and you may want to remove some more static to let it slip to get the revs up.
The amount of torque the clutch will transit is based on the TOTAL amount of force on the pressure plate. The fibers and steels don't know if it is coming from static springs or the dynamic arms. The static springs pretty much apply the same force all of the time, while the dynamic arm force is RPM and weight based.
Increasing the air gap can also change the engagement of the clutch. It slightly lowers the force of the static springs, due to compressing the springs, as well as slightly increasing the RPM at which the dynamic arms engage, due to them having to move farther (and stretch the extension spring farther) to engage.
That said, once the arms do contact the pressure plate buttons with the larger air gap and start applying force, the rate of increase of the force due to RPM will be slightly higher because the arms will be slightly farther away from the center of your clutch basket, making them exert more force from the rotation.