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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old 01-19-2015, 08:54 PM Thread Starter
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Default No power on acceleration...

I searched the forum for any issues on loosing power during acceleration but didn't see one. I have a 2014 XC with stage 1 kit pre-installed. It was a nice day today, went out for a while and as I took the ramp on to the highway, I noticed an obvious lack of power during acceleration or should I say, a huge power hesitation. As I reeve it to accelerate, the rpm jumped really high then the power slowly picks up. But if I slowly accelerate, it does ok. Not sure if I'm making any sense but it was too obvious that I am loosing power during quick acceleration. Still under warranty but is anybody aware of this issue with our bikes. I appreciate your inputs. Ride safe...

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Sounds like your clutch is slipping. Get some slack in the clutch cable before you ride again.
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You describe your RPM's as rising a lot but your speed not picking up commensurately. This means that something is slipping. It is not the wheel on the ground and very unlikely to be the belt on either "sprocket" so the only other place it could slip is the clutch. It sounds to me like your clutch is slipping. Have you done anything to it lately such as installing a clutch pull relief or adjusted the lever? Check your clutch lever freeplay and make sure it agrees with the specs in the manual. You absolutely must have a little freeplay in the clutch lever.

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If your rpms shoot up when on the throttle hard and bike does not accelerate your clutch is slipping if adjustment does not help bring it in for warrenty.

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yep clutch slipping

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yep clutch slipping
Unanimous on the slipping clutch.
How much freeplay have you got?
Im guessing you got none!
Clean them cable ends, lubricate em with moly lube and get 1/16" to 1/8" freeplay at the handle bar lever when you pull the puter cable clear of the lever.
I slip a 2mm Allen key in to check as its midway between the MAX and min

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Default Unanimous answers from you all...

You're all right, I did just installed an easy clutch pull from witchdoctors, and hardly any slack on the cable. I just swap it back to stock for now but the next question is, if I had some slack with the easy clutch pull, after going into 1st gear, get going and pull on clutch again, feels like the bike still want to move forward. I tried readjusting but no luck that's how I ended up with no slack. Easy pull sounds great but if it causes it to slip, then I stick with the stock setting. Thoughts ? Thanks again, I know I can rely on this forum. Ride safe...

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with the easy pull clutch adjustment is very critical.

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with the easy pull clutch adjustment is very critical.
EXTREMELY CRITICAL ...I have one on my Vegas and it's great.
BUT if you're lazy about cleaning lubing and adjusting then Id say go back to stock set-up.
However if you are willing to check it at least at every 5000 mile oil change then you'll be ok with it.
As I've mentioned a few times on here mines set at 2mm which is midway between factory 1/16" and the Arizona Victory You tube vids 1/8"

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Damn...before you all jumped in with your clutch diagnosis...I was sure ABC was riding an HD

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