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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 03-30-2014, 12:07 AM Thread Starter
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I know it's cold out, but my clutch is definitely beginning to slip in the upper RPMs.

My two questions are...

A) Could this be a simple adjustment procedure? I am HARD on this bike

B) If I need to replace the clutch, what would you recommend for someone with my mods and enjoys every second of them?

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I know it's cold out, but my clutch is definitely beginning to slip in the upper RPMs.

My two questions are...

A) Could this be a simple adjustment procedure? I am HARD on this bike

B) If I need to replace the clutch, what would you recommend for someone with my mods and enjoys every second of them?
have you got the required freeplay at the lever cold?, and mores better than less.
If you have plenty freeplay and its starting to slip then you'll be replacing your clutch fairly soon and if I was you Id be going for an upgrade

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Never have adjusted free play before, but my buddy says I should have some (I have NONE... zip, zilch, zero).

Out of curiosity, what clutch would you recommend for a GOOD aftermarket?

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Loydzz seems to be your theme. How about this?

http://www.lloydz.com/store/item_vie...itemid=1000079


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Loydzz seems to be your theme. How about this?

http://www.lloydz.com/store/item_vie...itemid=1000079


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Thanks... saw that as you were posting. EEEK. The price doesn't "kill" me, but tearing the bike down and having it sit, useless while parts are built, does.

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A clutch cable adjustment is free and takes only a minute. Replacing your clutch (if it is in fact alright) is like cutting off your head because your nose itched.

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If you have no free play and its a 2012 bet you have burned up the clucth.
If your buddy knows how try it there should be no more then a 1/8"

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Dumb question, but are you using a oil that is causing the slip?
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I took 09 pin to my dealer last year to check for a clutch slip issue. It would make a screeching sound under hard take off. They found nothing wrong. Took it too Lloyds and they found the pressure plate and spring funked up. They replaced it with Barnett HD plate and spring. Much better now. This was with only 6k miles. Lloyds said he thinks it was the level cover I was using, took it off and gained 1/2in travel. I have to reposition my iso grip so the lever hits the valley instead of the pad.

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Never have adjusted free play before, but my buddy says I should have some (I have NONE... zip, zilch, zero).

Out of curiosity, what clutch would you recommend for a GOOD aftermarket?
Well there ya go....get it adjusted quick smart its a basic easy task that should be done every oil change. Theres a great vid of it on YouTube, I eas shown personally by a friend thats owned 3 Victorys, its essential you have that freeplay.
Amazes me that whoever services your bike hasnt donr it already and maintained it at oil changes..even moreso given the mods anf state of tune and the fact you ride it hard.
Id be giving it some slack and changing the oil too if its due or overdue.
Then take it out and hammer it and see if it still slips.
You might jusy get away with it!
And at least learn how to adjust and maintain freeplay.

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Lloydz 109"cube big bore
" " 495 cams
" " TorqueTubes
" " timing wheel @4 deg.
" " Primary plate
" " IAV
RPW Slash pipes
PCV
Progressive 465 rear shock
Kingpin USD Forks
18" XC front wheel
1 3/4" 'Burleigh Bars'
Stebel air horn
12.106 @110.90mph
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Lloyds air filter
" " VM1 Cams
Home gutted exhaust
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