How to Replace a Honda CBR929RR Clutch
Replacing the clutch in a Honda motorcycle with OEM parts is a great idea. However, for our Honda CBR 929RR, we installed the SRK series sport clutch by EBC Brakes, complete with Kevlar-aramid friction discs and stiffer diaphragm clutch springs.
Whether you decide to replace the clutch on your CBR929RR with a sports clutch kit or with OEM Honda clutch parts, the process is exactly the same. Watch the video above and follow the steps below to replace the clutch on a Honda CBR 929.
Use our Honda CBR929RR clutch parts diagram for additional reference.
Honda CBR929RR Clutch Replacement
Step 1. Soak the new clutch friction plates in engine oil for at least one hour before installing them on your motorcycle.
Step 2. Remove the lower cowl and right-side middle cowl.
Step 3. Remove the oil drain bolt, then drain the old engine oil and reinstall the drain bolt. Torque the bolt to 22 foot-pounds.
Step 4. Remove the clutch cable bracket and disconnect the clutch cable from the clutch lever at the top of the crankcase cover.
Step 5. Remove the fuel tank mounting bolts, then raise the front end of the fuel tank and support it with a screwdriver to access the ignition pulse generator.
Step 6. Disconnect the ignition pulse generator connector.
Step 7. Remove the right crankcase cover bolts, then rotate the clutch lever counterclockwise and pull the crankcase cover off from the motor.
Step 8. Clean the crankcase cover and remove all traces of the old sealant.
Step 9. Remove the five clutch spring bolts and clutch springs. Next, loosen the bolts in a diagonal pattern to maintain an even pressure on the pressure plate so as not to damage it.
Step 10. Remove the pressure plate, the old friction plates and the drive plates from the clutch basket.
Step 11. If you’re replacing the clutch with the clutch kit, install the larger ID friction plate first, then alternate between steel drive plates and friction plates, until finally installing the green outer friction plate.
NOTE: The outer friction plate should be offset by one notch in the clutch basket from all the other plates.
Step 12. Reinstall the pressure plate, then install the new clutch springs (kit) or reinstall the old clutch springs (OEM) and tighten down the spring bolts. Once again, work diagonally to keep the pressure on the drive plate even as the bolts are tightened down. Finally, torque the spring bolts to 9 foot-pounds.
Step 13. Apply a bead of sealant around the crankcase cover.
Step 14. Reinstall the crankcase cover onto the motor while rotating the clutch lever clockwise so the lever engages with the clutch mechanism. Next, reinstall the cover bolts.
Step 15. Reconnect the clutch cable to the clutch lever and reinstall the clutch cable bracket.
Step 16. Reconnect the ignition pulse generator connector and reinstall the fuel tank mounting bolts.
Step 17. Reinstall the mid and lower cowls.
Step 18. Refill the engine with 3.7 quarts of Honda GN4 oil. Run the engine for half a minute, then switch it off and check the oil level. Top off the oil if necessary and you’re done.