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Old 05-02-2007, 02:31 PM   #1
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How do you know when you need a new clutch?

How do you know when you need a new clutch? My bike has been acting a lil funny and shifting gears is getting more and more taxing. I hear a loud click when I shift that I hadn't frequently heard up until very recently. Another thing- and I realize the possibility that this is completely more of a mental thing than reality- is that my bike does not feel the same. What I mean by this is that usually it is pulling really hard around 9-12 grand but now it doesn't seem to. It seems that there is a loss of power somewhere in there, however, when I tried power wheelie-ing (sp?), 1st-3rd comes right up...as it did normally. Is this more a mental thing than physical or could there potentially be something wrong? Patrick? Anybody?
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there could be, when brian blew his clutch all the high rpms werent kicking as hard, like what your talking about
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When was the last time u tighten ur chain or chgd sproket. If ur clutch was out you wouldn't hear clicking, your bike wouldn't accelerate!
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I think I may just do that. Out of curiousity though, how often (mileage) should you replace it?
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Old 05-02-2007, 02:35 PM   #6
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there could be, when brian blew his clutch all the high rpms werent kicking as hard, like what your talking about
Exactly, it seems to not be as strong at the higher RPMS...
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When was the last time u tighten ur chain or chgd sproket. If ur clutch was out you wouldn't hear clicking, your bike wouldn't accelerate!
Hadn't changed my sprocket in well over a year and a half...Hadn't really tightened my chain, unless you mean readjusted it after putting a new rear tire on?
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yea thats what happened then when i rode it to pp1 it just stopped accelerating alltogether
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Depends on use....
My last bike had over 30k on stock clutch...no problems.

For you make sure that your cables/hydraulics to clutch are adjusted properly and your chain. When it is gone it is like a car, the clutch will slip under heavy load. Especially when/if you are launching and slipping the clutch a bit, if you are slipping it a bit and finish realeasing the clutch (whilestill under solid power) and it keeps slipping....
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that click sounds like the clutch isn't disengaging all the way...could be done.

If you run it up a lil' bit in 2nd or 3rd and then stab it....does it slip?
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I think I may just do that. Out of curiousity though, how often (mileage) should you replace it?
depends on how hard you ride it
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that click sounds like the clutch isn't disengaging all the way...could be done.

If you run it up a lil' bit in 2nd or 3rd and then stab it....does it slip?
Yea when slippin' the clutch it slips a lil bit...once in-gear it grabs but if I'm slippin' the clutch it doesn't always grab as hard as it used to
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depends on how hard you ride it
Sometimes hard, sometimes not so hard...last few weekends I've been taking racer pace around corners running with Jeremy n them (140+ @ s.main)
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Check the adjustment. I've heard of bikes going for 40-50K miles on the same clutch.
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sounds like its just startin to go out on ya
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Check the adjustment. I've heard of bikes going for 40-50K miles on the same clutch.
That's what I was thinkin'...I figured they'd have to last longer than 18k miles
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sounds like its just startin to go out on ya
Yeah I might ask somebody on Sat. when we go on that Memorial Ride...

If I continue to ride it, am I risking greater damage to the engine?
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marcus got like 30,000 miles out of orginal stock clutches..
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Yeah I might ask somebody on Sat. when we go on that Memorial Ride...

If I continue to ride it, am I risking greater damage to the engine?
not unless your layin on the rev limiter!:icon_bigg
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