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Old 09-18-2014, 10:40 PM   #21
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I just want to clarify, that I'm sure your plates are screwed now, but that you should always have play in the clutch lever or it will burn up you new plates too.

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Old 09-18-2014, 11:40 PM   #22
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Definitely the clutch plates

I agree with what others have said. Sounds like the clutch is worn out. Exact same thing started happening to my GSXR at the track- got worse and worse for several trackdays, finally gave out on me during a session at TWS (Texas World Speedway)- had to limp back to the pit doing like 25mph. Not that involved to replace, though, and I had never done a clutch before. A repair manual is a must. I think I spent about $150 on the clutch, and $40 on the manual. Once you replace the plates, THEN worry about adjusting everything. My manual went through a 3-step adjustment procedure- at the lever, where the cable goes in on the left side, and using the nut in the center of the clutch pack (R side of the bike). Not super difficult, just tedious. You have to take it step by step. From what I understand, if it's adjusted incorrectly, it can cause the clutch to wear very quickly, perhaps in 1500 miles, since the clutch is slipping all the time, never fully engaged. Anyway, good luck!
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Old 09-19-2014, 01:56 AM   #23
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if the bike truly only has 1500 miles on it, then there maybe more to the problem than a misadjusted cable. possibly a broken bolt or spring on the pressure plate. that's easy enough to check, too. the plates may or may not be toast but you have to find out what caused them to start slipping in the first place, because it sure as isn't oil type or high mileage wear.
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