Do I Need Heavier Clutch?
Looking for confirmation of my suspicions and clutch advice.
Subject bike in my signature has 3,500 miles on it. About 6 weeks ago I noticed that gears 5 & 6 started to slip when I would give it some throttle at highway speeds. Now it has started to slip in all the gears. This only happens when I've been riding awhile and everything is good and heated up, which confuses me. I haven't opened the clutch cover but I'm pretty sure the plates are toasted.
Some considerations before you answer:
1. I installed the hydraulic clutch lever kit on it as soon as I brought the bike home from the dealer but have never felt as if the hydraulic clutch completely disengages when I release the lever. I have to let the lever almost all the way out to feel any friction.
2. Hydraulic clutch cannot be adjusted.
3. 500 mile checkup & oil change performed by reputable dealer & I also changed the oil again at 3,000 miles due to this problem. Victory oil both times.
4. I ride 2-up about 75% of the time and have pulled a 300-350 pound trailer about 1,700 miles.
5. No racing or hard riding on this bike.
Pretty sure the lack of clutch disengagement along with pulling a trailer 2-up are the roots of the problem. Do you agree?
Also, what would be the best clutch replacement setup? I have looked at the Barnett options of plates only, full scorpion clutch, or heavy duty diaphragm and pressure plate. Any other suggestions?
2016 Cross Country Tour
Victory Passenger Arm Rests
Victory Back Rest
Hydraulic Clutch Actuator
Barnett Scorpion Clutch
2" Pull Back Handlebars
2013 Bushtec Quantum Trailer