Why You Need This: The steel clutch plates are the other "half" of the clutch mechanism in your vintage Honda CB450 or CB750 motorcycle. The plates are sandwiched between the clutch friction discs (which is the typical parts that are changed when doing a clutch rebuild) and are what the friction disks "grab" when releasing the clutch lever. Typically the steel clutch plates are reusable without an issue; occasionally we find that a steel clutch plate has been chewed up and needs to be swapped out. Steel clutch plates are sold individually, and the total number of plates used depends on the model of bike you are working on.
It's easy to spot a bad clutch plate, typically they will show these signs of wear: