Got new varator the other day and it is so tight - outer clutch to inner bell, that the rear tire will not move, if you try to roll it out of the garage, etc. It will start on stand, and will go, but you can tell it's laboring, the engine sounds almost as if its backfiring. The only way to move the bike is to lift the rear tire off ground to bring it outside to get it into position to start it. I thought if I rode it for awhile I could break in the clutches. After 10 minutes of riding I came to a stop and it immediately stalled. The clutch just will not spin inside the bell at idle- only stall. On trying to start it on the stand, as per usual - it would not start. That's when I tried to do my usual hard pedal start- and it was so difficult to do that I almost dumped it.
I'm really getting sick of getting parts that are defective. I think the internal sprung clutch shoes are too thick, i.e. the material is too thick on them, making it impossible to have them slip at idle.
Does anybody have a fix for this?