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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 09-03-2018, 03:26 PM Thread Starter
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Default Gear box slippage between 6th and 5th.

Hello again all, been a while since I posted on this forum.

We did a trip from Alberta to BC back in July. I noticed on the way home from that trip that there was something happening to the power of my bike while on the highway going at speed. It would almost be like my rear wheel was spinning out when I gunned the throttle in 6th gear.

Forgot all about this until a couple days ago. I was back on the highway, in 6th gear and I gunned it, felt the same slippage again but I noticed that the gear indication on the tach was displaying 5th. When I stopped gunning it, the indication went back to 6th. Gunned it again, watched the display switch to 5th, released throttle, display read 6th again.

Did this a few times. Hit an off-ramp and downshifted. Tried the same throttle use as before but experienced no problems between 5th/4th and 4th/3rd. Only seems to be a problem while in 6th gear and heavy throttle.

Not a big deal, just wondering if anyone is having a similar experience.

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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 09-03-2018, 03:46 PM
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Clutch is slipping.... revs go up, but bike is not accelerating...
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+Check your clutch cable adjustment. It might be too tight. There should be some slack to the cable and an easy way to determine that is wiggle the exposed cable down at pivot. This needs to be checked frequently.
+If you are member of the "I don't want to hurt my engine by going over 3,000 RPMs Club," that will overwork a clutch. You should not go into 6th gear until you are doing over 70 MPH, or 113 KPH. Endeavor to keep revs at or above 3,000 RPM.
+ Make certain that the oil you are using is rated JASO-MA or MA2. That means it's intended for wet clutch engines.
+ The reason your gear indicator went bonkers is that it gets its info from a bike speed sensor and an engine speed sensor. So when the clutch is slipping, it thinks you dropped down a gear. It's just doing the job it was designed to do.
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If you don't adjust it quickly you will be replacing it very soon. Almost momentarily.
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Do you have a Eazy Clutch installed on your clutch arm OP ?

Like everyone mentioned check your freeplay ....

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clutch...Clutch...CLUTCH!
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He never stated how fast he was going. I agree RICZ, he should not be in 6th unless he is at least 70 or above. I never get mine into 6th unless im doing 75-80. When I first got the bike I had the same experience with what I thought was a slipping clutch. It was in 6th doing 65 with a strong headwind. The bike likes to be in the higher revs.

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Funny thing--if I'm traveling under 75 in 5th gear, she gets better fuel mileage. Prolly less strain on the engine, ya think?

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