Installed a new clutch pack & one of them "tamer" clutch retainer inserts on my '61 Pan a few days ago. Due to rain & generally nasty conditions I still haven't gotten to actually take her out for a test ride. However I can tell you that my bike will now sit still
in 1st gear with the clutch pulled in. Easy to get in / out of gear too. No more clunk going into gear either, just a sorta "snick" type sound. I realize that this is the way a clutch should work in the first place, but any of y'all that have ever had an old 4 speed tranny will know what I'm talking about. lol. BTW, the old clutch wasn't in bad shape, just wanted to put a new one in because I had the extra $$$ & everything else inside the tin primary was new.
For those of you that haven't really seen what the Tamer consists of I'll try & describe best as I can. You remove the pressure plate, clutch plates & steels, along with the three little hold down springs for the clutch hub bearing retainer plate ( these springs won't be used again as they are the main reason for the clutch basket movement IMO). Then loosen / remove the clutch hub nut & lockwasher. Toss the lockwasher as it won't be used again due to space limitations of the center billet aluminum spool in the kit. Then you install the "Tamer " assembly over the clutch studs. It has a nylatron lining & aluminum backing plate that go next to the original clutch hub bearing retainer plate along with a center "spool" of billet aluminum that the clutch hub nut uses to "hold" the clutch basket to .010 - .015 clearance, which is achieved through the use of provided shims. I added some blue lock tite when tightening the nut to 55 ft. lbs. Due to the nylatron lining & backing plate there is one extra steel plate installed before installing the remaining clutch plates & steels. Then you simply adjust your clutch as usual & you're good to go. This kit practically eliminates
the clutch basket from moving in & out while the clutch is disengaged. Well worth 55 bucks for my old Pan. let me tell ya.