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Old 08-10-2008, 03:35 PM   #1
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Question So, Do Need a New Clutch?

Last night I was riding with a group a friends, nothing crazy, but we had some spirited runs. Everything is going fine, we hit a long stretch of clear open 3 lane pavement, so I decide to open it up a little.

I hit the throttle and the engine spins up to redline, but the bike barely accerates. Then the revs slowly begin to drop and the bike picks up speed, and it basically sounds like when your easing off the clutch from a dead stop. I pull over and check what I can in the Randalls parking lot, and I don't see anything. Cable tension is good, no leaking fluids etc. I head home and it does this in every gear. If i do a nice easy shift with normal acceleration everything is fine. If i open it up, straight to redline and the eases back to normal.

I'm not the most mechanically knowledgeable guy, but does this mean I need a new clutch, or could it be something else? BTW, the bike is a 2006 ZX6R, so it has a slipper clutch. 6k miles, no drag racing or stunting.
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Old 08-10-2008, 03:36 PM   #2
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take it to the dealer shouldnt that be under warranty?
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only if he bought an extended warranty. it's an 06 you think the dealers give out free 2 year warranty's?
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your bike is toast....

get it to the stealership.....
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The bike is out of warranty. My 2 years was up in April. The dealership is pretty close, but should i bring it there and pay the outrageuos labor or bring it to a local shop and trust them with my baby?
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Sounds like either your clutch is gone or you need to adjust the cable, etc. The last bit of release travel on the clutch lever should allow the cable to go slack right at the end of travel to ensure that the clutch gets fully engaged. If it still has tension on it when fully out that could be your problem. Otherwise the clutch is shot.
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It does hold tention all the way in. Maybe i need to loosen it, but wht would it just suddenly start doing that? I'll try it though.
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Old 08-10-2008, 04:06 PM   #8
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So, I checked the owners manual and it says there should be 2 to 3 mm of play, but there is absolutly none. I adjusted it as far as I can with the on the lever and it is still tight. The bike needs an oil change anyway, so I'll just ahve them check it out when I bring it in. Fingers crossed.
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With your hand off of the clutch lever there needs to be some slack in the cable. If there is no slack when the level is all the way out then it may still be holding tension an not letting the clutch fully engage.

It may have started doing it now as you either wore the clutch down a little and there is not as much material on the plates or one of you riding buddies is messing with you and has played with the adjustment so that he is faster at the roll-ons
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Thanks for the help lorin. I hope thats all it is!
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You burnt it up not having any free play.
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Take it Motorcycles Unlimited and let Patrick check it out...or SunnyR6 at GP Motorsports. He is closer to you.
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it would take too long to tell you the way to adjust it further, there are actually 3 adjustments on the clutch system
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