Clutch lever has too much clearance to disengage clutch after clutch rebuild
After rebuilding the clutch on my 1986 rebel 250, the clutch lever on the right-side crankcase cover has too much clearance while being pulled to disengage the clutch. I've tightened the clutch cable all the way, and the lever bottoms out before the clutch is disengaged. Its like you have to pull the crankcase lever a good inch in before you even feel any resistance from the springs.
I did notice the friction plates I purchased said it was for 1987-2014 rebels, but I'm not sure that is the problem. Does anyone know if 1987 friction plates are compatible with 1986 friction plates?
I'm not sure if I assembled something wrong or if the clutch plates are the problem. I've rebuilt it twice trying to figure out the problem.
Any information would be appreciated. Thank you!
1986 Rebel 250