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Old 09-18-2014, 01:37 PM   #1
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I've tried everything!

Tried everything from adjusting the cable on the dial to changing the oil to adjusting clutch on right side fairing...

So here's my problem... 1st and second gear runs like a champ.. Once I get to 3rd at about 8k-8.5k RPMs them give it a nice wide open throttle the rpm would redline and I would shift up. Once I shift up into 4th it would hold that rpm at redline and would have to let off and throttle again and would feel normal. What could be going on? 1500 miles on my 2010 cbr 1000.

Also would like to add that my clutch lever feels really "squishy" and its right at the tightest setting on the dial. I've tried other clutches on other bikes last night and theirs was fine.. It felt like mine had too much play.

Don't know if that made sense but hope I could get some feedback.


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Old 09-18-2014, 01:44 PM   #2
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Is it a hydraulic clutch?
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Old 09-18-2014, 01:45 PM   #3
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Think your clutch plates are wore out.
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Old 09-18-2014, 01:48 PM   #4
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Think your clutch plates are wore out.
Yep. Definitely clutch slip.
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Old 09-18-2014, 02:38 PM   #5
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Old 09-18-2014, 02:48 PM   #6
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Clutch is slipping, don't know if the plates are worn out but it's slipping.
What dial are you adjusting?
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making the clutch lever feel tighter isfucking up the clutchfaster loosen up the adjuster soo that the clutch lever has a little free play
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A good rule of thumb is a nickel's width worth of play in the clutch lever.
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Old 09-18-2014, 05:56 PM   #10
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Nope not a hydraulic clutch, ok so I put a nickels worth of play and it feels good but still slips, guessing it could be the plates..

Sucks because this bike has only seen 1500 miles
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1500 miles with the clutch slipping the whole way...
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Don't forget about the adjustment down on the engine. There is also, usually an adjuster midway between the lever and the one down by the engine.
Adjusting a clutch can be tricky if you're unfamiliar with it.

You said you already messed with things, are you sure all the adjustments are correct?
Not trying to be rude, just wanting to be sure.
Maybe a quick visit to a shop would pay off in money saved on clutch plates, etc.
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Old 09-18-2014, 06:30 PM   #13
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What could be going on? 1500 miles on my 2010 cbr 1000.
video indicates you're riding a Yamaha....or is the video not you? sounds like clutch slipping indeed though. I wouldn't anticipate clutches failing at 1500 miles though, that'd be some serious abuse. Sounds more like an adjustment.
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Old 09-18-2014, 06:35 PM   #14
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Agree with Bee, way to much adjusting in the vid, I'm sure one of our sponsors would be willing to look at minimal if any fee and you'd know exactly what's going on.
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Old 09-18-2014, 06:38 PM   #15
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Lol, yeah, that's an r1 dbuck. Wasn't even looking for bike type.
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Old 09-18-2014, 07:34 PM   #17
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You're adjustments aren't going you any good. Get a pro to do it. If you don't already need new frictions you soon will. It's usually less than 200.00 in parts to do the clutch. Takes around 2 hours start to finish while drinking beer
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Old 09-18-2014, 08:24 PM   #18
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Just my observation or maybe I just baby my clutch but seems like you are very aggressive on the clutch when taking off and shifting.
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Old 09-18-2014, 08:43 PM   #19
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video is just for reference on what im experiencing.

took it to stubbs and guy rode it and said everything was fine (no it wasnt)
got a quote for parts = $150 labor=$600

and yes ive adjusted by the engine, i want to get everyones opinions first before lastly considering on buying a new clutch. Thanks all for the replies!

guess ill try to find someone that KNOWS what they're doing first with the adjustments
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Old 09-18-2014, 08:50 PM   #20
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It's an easy DIY job. It's intimidating at first but there really isn't to it. Get a repair manual and do it. Buy steels and frictions.
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