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post #1 of 5 Old 05-23-2009, 09:18 PM Thread Starter
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slipping clutch?

If I get the rpms up and let out the clutch slowly it sort of like grabs and jerks and makes a noise. If I am easy on the throttle it does not do it. Is that a slipping clutch? It runs fine after I get it going.

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could be

sounds more like worn out chain and sprokets , do you have whole lot of miles on the bike?

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I just put a new chain and sprockets on last week.

The bike has 20,800 miles on it. I just stopped at a hotel after a 600 mile ride most of it in the rain. The chain is adjusted and aligned correctly. I just cleaned it and put some more chain wax on it.

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If I get the rpms up and let out the clutch slowly it sort of like grabs and jerks and makes a noise. If I am easy on the throttle it does not do it. Is that a slipping clutch? It runs fine after I get it going.
Have you abused the clutch in any way? Please describe the noise.

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Have you abused the clutch in any way? Please describe the noise.
No, but I do not know how the previous owners used it. It is more a feel than a noise like the engine is grabbing and releasing quickly. Like grab, jerk, release, grab, jerk, release... feels like something is going to break. This happens within seconds very quickly. It only happens if I give a lot of throttle and slip the clutch. (Letting the clutch half way out with lots of throttle) If I drive normally it does not happen. No wheelies or smoking the back tire for me.

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