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post #1 of 50 (permalink) Old 06-05-2015, 08:02 AM Thread Starter
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Got my 2014 CCT into the dealership yesterday and they opened the side case to discover a totally destroyed clutch. This has me totally baffled. I've been riding street bikes since 1969, only once in all my years had a clutch problem and I've had bikes where I've put well over 60k with no problem. I've got just over 2k on this bike.

The parts are on backorder which means the bike will be down at least until 6/18. They did order as a bike down status.
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WOW! What a mess.

Is the replacement going to be done under warrantee?

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WOW! Is the replacement going to be done under warrantee?
So far there's no indication that it won't. Based on the fact the bike has just over 2k on it and the amount of damage I'd think they would say something failed and didn't wear. To get that much damage something had to go bad. I'm not that rough on my bikes...
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WTF !!! This does not instill large quantities of reliability in my mind . Hope this is a one time failure in this instance ... Sorry this happened to you .

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I hope no metal chips F**ked up the insides of your motor ....

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WTF !!! This does not instill large quantities of reliability in my mind . Hope this is a one time failure in this instance ... Sorry this happened to you .
I tend not to take it to that extreme. Yes, that looks like catastrophic failure, but this is also the first time I've seen or heard of it. If it was chronic, I think we would have seen more examples of it. Fear not!

However, I hope this gets resolved quickly.
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WTF !!! This does not instill large quantities of reliability in my mind . Hope this is a one time failure in this instance ... Sorry this happened to you .
I friend of mine had a clutch failure on his Vic at 3000 miles and he had to pay the bill.

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I tend not to take it to that extreme. Yes, that looks like catastrophic failure, but this is also the first time I've seen or heard of it. If it was chronic, I think we would have seen more examples of it. Fear not!

However, I hope this gets resolved quickly.
I agree , not many catastrophic disasters but I have heard many on this forum and my friend Booty that have low mileage Vic's and the clutches are FRIED . This just seems to be a weak link IMO . On the other hand maybe I have my head up my ass ... You guys decide .

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Clutches never seemed to cross my mind over all the years and bikes I've had. Then with my '87 & '06 Ventures I had to do work on them due to slipping. And now hearing of this ... makes me wonder about the quality these days compared to past.

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I agree , not many catastrophic disasters but I have heard many on this forum and my friend Booty that have low mileage Vic's and the clutches are FRIED . This just seems to be a weak link IMO . On the other hand maybe I have my head up my ass ... You guys decide .
I'm just hoping it's a one off incident. I've only had to deal with a worn clutch but noting like this over the years...
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