Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Burlington, Ontario, Canada
So I decided to get the bike ready for winter... since it is a nice day I figured I'd give it a wash (rare occasion!), put some stabilizer in the tank, go for a quick ride to circulate the stabilizer and warm up the oil for a good drain.
So, after a quick wash, as I head out I notice that my rpm is going up but the bike doesn't seem to move all that quickly. I pulled over to remove my ear plugs (NO idea why!), get back on the bike and there it goes again, if I twist the throttle a bit too hard the revs go up but the bike is not going.... son of a b^*ch, my clutch is slipping!
I haven't been out on the bike in a couple of weeks and the last time I was out everything was fine. All I did today was to wash the bike.
So I changed the oil to see if that would make a difference, but it didn't... still slipping.
In 35 years of ridin I have never had a clutch go on me - or even slip, so I'm in foreign territory. The bike only has 16,500Km (about 10K miles) on it, there's no way the clutch could be toast already?
Any thoughts/ideas would be appreciated. Anything I can do?