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06-30-2019 08:57 PM
smurfy71
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Originally Posted by Caballo Loco View Post
Before this issue I was able to start the engine in 1st gear with the clutch engaged.

I can't do that no more. I don't know if this is related to the clutch problem or if it is a sensor failure.


Is your kickstand up?


Sitting on my VTX making vroom vroom sounds.

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06-29-2019 11:29 AM
Caballo Loco
No cold starts in South Florida!. Hot, hot, hot!!!

Before this issue I was able to start the engine in 1st gear with the clutch engaged.
I can't do that no more. I don't know if this is related to the clutch problem or if it is a sensor failure.
06-28-2019 02:03 PM
Wavey Dave No slip with Barnet either and no sticking when cold.
06-28-2019 01:32 PM
fastspek
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hans&Feet View Post
The OEM springs were the problem.
Amazing that you have that many miles on it and now having the problem.
Most go with MTC or Barnett clutch kits.

http://www.mtceng.com/mtcproducts/pr.../steels-fibers > in Florida

Only small issue is some clutches stick a bit to the plates at cold start.

Mike the steels and check them for being flat.

Google this and you will see many threads> "vtxoa: 1800 clutch slipping"
Yes some sticking of the MTC clutch plates at cold start but this will get better after 10,000 miles. Anyway no more clutch slipping
06-28-2019 08:50 AM
Caballo Loco
Thanks

Thanks ya'll!
I am going for it.
06-27-2019 05:47 AM
Wavey Dave My Shirley's clutch began slipping with only 40 thousand miles on her. I used a Barnett clutch kit (very difficult to get the MTC in the UK) I used the barnet springs (slightly longer and stronger) and friction plates But I used the original honda steels, I gave them a brush over with some emery paper where they were blued. The clutch is now well and truly sorted. At 80 000 miles I would replace the clutch but do check your steels before replacing. You will find a world of difference.
06-27-2019 12:35 AM
Jim Travis If the steel plates have any bluing on them that means they have gotten too hot and should be replaced.

If it were me I would replace the whole clutch setup.

Is that 80K miles on the original clutch??? If so, replace everything.

Keep us posted what you find and do.
06-26-2019 05:38 PM
Chicago-Spike Yes, that's clutch slipping and it will only get worse. Time for new/better springs and friction plates
06-26-2019 05:36 PM
Hans&Feet The OEM springs were the problem.
Amazing that you have that many miles on it and now having the problem.
Most go with MTC or Barnett clutch kits.

http://www.mtceng.com/mtcproducts/pr.../steels-fibers > in Florida

Only small issue is some clutches stick a bit to the plates at cold start.

Mike the steels and check them for being flat.

Google this and you will see many threads> "vtxoa: 1800 clutch slipping"
06-26-2019 05:29 PM
rangers4u Before going that route, maybe just change your oil? A good motorcycle only oil like Mobil 1 4T Racing 10W40 may just do the trick. If not, then I would look at new discs plates and springs.
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