What are the symptoms of a worn out clutch? At +70k miles I'm starting to notice my clutch action is different. I have almost no friction zone, so I have to be very careful when I modulate the clutch. I also noticed that's it's a lot more difficult coming out of a stop. More and more often I stutter the clutch trying to get going. I've had this bike from mile 1 and keep everything maintained. It feels like a worn out part, more than something being broken.