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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 03-26-2018, 06:23 PM Thread Starter
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2006 Vegas, 27k miles, clutch pulled all the way in 1st and when I give it gas it feels like it wants to roll forward and it will slightly, doesnít jump but it will move forward, is my clutch shot? Holds power in all gears and doesnít slip on the highway what so ever? Oil change? Maybe low on oil I believe I have to add a quart, anyone ever have this?
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Check the adjustments....when the bike is cold....first.....If that doesn't resolve it you MAY have an issue with the clutch itself but start simple....OBTW probably isn't the oil if you're using the correct type and it's not low on oil or some such......

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Iím gonna adjust everything tomorrow I just checked and I am approx 1 QT low on oil, I have heard with wet clutches due to fiction some movement is ok when in 1st but Iím not gonna go off that and say itís fine, on the highway cruising 5-6th even passing cars under load zero issues I wonder if itís time for a oil change I think so
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Just give it a bit less free play in the cable. Do it when it is warm. Cold adjustment is irrelevant.
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Yea I adjusted it tonight actually Iím gonna see what happens tomorrow, it doesnít grind make crazy noises or give me problems I just noticed the 1st gear creep today, itís very little but still there
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Sounds as though its out of adjustment. Should have a little free play, but when pulled down should be no drag. Mine every once in awhile I can feel what feels like a slight creep. If it has that creep it is partially engaged and dragging, which will wear it out and glaze it. As for oil level, my XCT dont particularly like being full to very top of fill line. Will push some mist or what ever out breather and make a mess. My last 2 bikes have been same way, so I leave at about mid way between low and full.

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The clutch is normally engaged. It has a spring holding it in engagement. When you pull the clutch lever you are disengaging the clutch.

The way to know if the freeplay on the lever is correct is to get the bike fully warmed up. Put it in a high gear at low speed and turn the throttle (high load). Gradually squeeze the clutch lever and make sure it moves a bit before the clutch starts to slip. If it starts to disengage as soon as you start moving the lever, it's too tight. If you have to move it more than 1/4" or so before it starts to disengage, it's too loose.

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The clutch is normally engaged. It has a spring holding it in engagement. When you pull the clutch lever you are disengaging the clutch.

The way to know if the freeplay on the lever is correct is to get the bike fully warmed up. Put it in a high gear at low speed and turn the throttle (high load). Gradually squeeze the clutch lever and make sure it moves a bit before the clutch starts to slip. If it starts to disengage as soon as you start moving the lever, it's too tight. If you have to move it more than 1/4" or so before it starts to disengage, it's too loose.
while this method described makes a lot of sense and sounds like it would work great, it is not the method taught in the service manual. I am always reluctant to substitute without good reason my knowledge or the knowledge of another lay-person for the expertise developed by the motorcycle design/engineering experts as codified in the service manual. So this leads to the obvious question. Why is the method you recommend better than what is taught in the service manual for adjusting the clutch?

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2006 Vegas, 27k miles, clutch pulled all the way in 1st and when I give it gas it feels like it wants to roll forward and it will slightly, doesnít jump but it will move forward, is my clutch shot? Holds power in all gears and doesnít slip on the highway what so ever? Oil change? Maybe low on oil I believe I have to add a quart, anyone ever have this?
My 2010 Cross Country did that when the witchdoctor easy pull arm was installed. No matter how I adjusted the clutch it always felt like it wanted to run forward when in gear....I removed the easy pull and the problem went away....if you have one of those installed try removing it.

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Thanks for the replyís, Iím gonna adjust today itís the stock arm, like I said doesnít slip in any gear and seems to grab great, the lock for the adjuster I noticed was all the way at the bottom and not on top? Spoke to a trusted motorcycle repair shop by me and he stated a lot of the earlier victoryís did have a tight set up stock referring to the clutch arm on the primary side, Iím also running to Polaris today for oil change stuff so letís see what happens
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