Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: South Central Kansas
It's not your friction plates, it's the weak spring washer they call the diaphragm. Don't waste your time on any other solution to this problem, like stacking 2 weak worn out springs, or changing to a different type of oil.
When you buy the Barnett kit listed above, your problems will be solved. The key thing to remember is when tightening the bolts, to use an Inch/Pound torque wrench. The 6 bolts holding everthing are not real strong. This is a common ailment of the Road Star, but an equally easy and permanent repair. Fix & forget.