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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 05-19-2014, 10:42 AM Thread Starter
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I burned up the original clutch pack in under 3000 miles. We (me and my vic shop) blamed the EZ Pull Clutch thing. Got rid of it and put in a high performance Barnett Scorpion clutch. And in 1 week, less than 200 miles it is slipping again. I can be in 3 or 4 gear at 3000 RPM, and then roll on it to go get some giddy up. And, the engine just races to 4000 RPM and the bike lags and slowing tries to start pulling. So, its basically is blowing right thru the clutch.

Other than springs and alignment, what else could it be? Any ideas, why there isn't any "squeeze"?

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Is there free-play in the clutch?

Under load, squeeze the clutch just a little and let go... if the engine revs more and drops back, you clutch adjustment is too tight.

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If your the one adjusting the clutch you can only do it when over night cold.
You can NOT adjust the clutch when its warm or hot.
You should have no more then a 1/8" free play at the lever.

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It obviously wasn't the Easy Pull...

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The cable had some free play. So, I don't think that is the issue. Unless, the tension adjuster is some how faulty. Something, it allows free play up front, but some how keeps tension on the clutch arm on the back end.

With a mechanical clutch, there just not really many things to it. Unless there is something I don't know or understand about it. I see where Llyodz Motors sells a variable pressure plate to add more squeeze at the high end. Makes me think they might have used the wrong springs when they put in the Barnett Scorpion Clutch. And, it isn't squeezing down tight enough to give the proper engagement.

Any other ideas?

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This is just making sure things are right. What kind of oil are you using? Did you pre soak your clutch friction plates. And did a shop do the work?
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This is just making sure things are right. What kind of oil are you using? Did you pre soak your clutch friction plates. And did a shop do the work?
Amsoil 20/50w was used.
Not sure, if the pre-soaked the clutch.
My local Vicotry dealer did the work.

There's no way in less than 200 miles, we burned up another set of clutch plates, right?

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If a shop did the work I would be talking to them. They should have the bike before you do anything.

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The clutch assembly may have a defect and that's why you lost the first clutch at 3000 miles. Is the bike still under warranty?

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Make sure you have plenty of free play. You absolutely need free play hot or cold.
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