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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 08-23-2015, 04:34 PM Thread Starter
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Clutch questions

How do you tell if your clutch is starting to go bad and need replacing? To me when riding and after I shift if I gun the throttle it almost feels like there is hesitation or something and wondering if it could be my clutch starting to slip. Also are some clutches better than others to buy and install?

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 08-23-2015, 05:17 PM
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Clutch slipping usually looks/sounds like the engine revving up quickly, as if in idle, when it's not. For example, while riding, shift gears, honk on throttle...engine revs up, but your speed stays about the same with no acceleration. If you let off the throttle while this is happening and the engine "Catches" that's another sign. Sometimes you may get a weird smell, especially when you open up the clutch cover. At some point, the friction plates just aren't providing enough friction for the clutch to work properly. I replaced the clutch on my 250 dual sport last month for exactly those symptoms. Even just riding down the road, nearing its max speed, the engine would suddenly rev up uncommanded when the clutch slipped.

Is it safe to assume the clutch lever free play is adjusted correctly?
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