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I got slipping around 6k miles. Just installed the MTC Clutch kit this past weekend according to bare's site. Thanks Bare! Bike grabs like a bat-outta-hell! EZ mod except you have to remove the pipes.
 

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I got slipping around 6k miles. Just installed the MTC Clutch kit this past weekend according to bare's site. Thanks Bare! Bike grabs like a bat-outta-hell! EZ mod except you have to remove the pipes.
So that was 3 days ago and about 150 miles. The party is over! On my drive home tonight I noticed that it was slipping again when I'd rev hard in 4th and 5th. So after a quick stop at the ATM I get back on the bike, start it up, switch into 1st and it's not F'n there! Green nuetral light is off, bike is in gear, give it gas, high rmps and very little torque. I end up switching in and out of gears and manage to get it in a roll where then it started gripping and picking up speed. Slow, 30 mph drive home. It's slipping WAY worse now then when I put in the MTC clutch kit with springs. So, that leaves me to believe I have either something else going on or I did something wrong during the clutch swap (even though it worked great for 3 days and I followed Bare's instruction to the T).

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fozzir said:
I got slipping around 6k miles. Just installed the MTC Clutch kit this past weekend according to bare's site. Thanks Bare! Bike grabs like a bat-outta-hell! EZ mod except you have to remove the pipes.
So that was 3 days ago and about 150 miles. The party is over! On my drive home tonight I noticed that it was slipping again when I'd rev hard in 4th and 5th. So after a quick stop at the ATM I get back on the bike, start it up, switch into 1st and it's not F'n there! Green nuetral light is off, bike is in gear, give it gas, high rmps and very little torque. I end up switching in and out of gears and manage to get it in a roll where then it started gripping and picking up speed. Slow, 30 mph drive home. It's slipping WAY worse now then when I put in the MTC clutch kit with springs. So, that leaves me to believe I have either something else going on or I did something wrong during the clutch swap (even though it worked great for 3 days and I followed Bare's instruction to the T).

Any suggestions?
Might want to try bleeding some fluid out of the clutch slave and dropping your level in the master a bit......................You may have gotten into a hydraulic lock sitiuation...............

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Thanks Show for the tip. I've read a lot of your excellent posts on clutches. I think I've discovered the problem which may have been the REASON I thought my clutch was slipping in the first place which is why I went with MTC. About 2 weeks before my clutch started slipping I installed those groovy adjustable chrome brake and clutch levers I read on one of Cyote's (sp?) posts. So, tonight, as I'm crunching my brain, rewinding what I've done last couple months this mod dawned on me. Well, it was riding fine (clutch was tight) initially after I installed those bad boys (the new levers) so I never suspected them as a culprit when I first started noticing the slipping.

Well tonight I swapped out the chrome ones with the stock one on the clutch side and while I was doing that I noticed that little plastic stopper thingy that is supposed to go into that copper deally in the clutch lever was misaligned. Yup, when I installed them it was kinda caddy corner to the hole and not in the hole. So, I haven't ridin it yet on the freeway but I was pissing my neighbors off big time as I was rippen it up to the rev limiter in 2nd gear down my side street right after I made the swap back to the stock levers. Now it really grabs even better then I "thought" it did initially after the MTC swap. I'll cross my fingers but I think we can chaulk this one up to a bone head move on my part. :lol:
 

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Thanks Show for the tip. I've read a lot of your excellent posts on clutches. I think I've discovered the problem which may have been the REASON I thought my clutch was slipping in the first place which is why I went with MTC. About 2 weeks before my clutch started slipping I installed those groovy adjustable chrome brake and clutch levers I read on one of Cyote's (sp?) posts. So, tonight, as I'm crunching my brain, rewinding what I've done last couple months this mod dawned on me. Well, it was riding fine (clutch was tight) initially after I installed those bad boys (the new levers) so I never suspected them as a culprit when I first started noticing the slipping.

Well tonight I swapped out the chrome ones with the stock one on the clutch side and while I was doing that I noticed that little plastic stopper thingy that is supposed to go into that copper deally in the clutch lever was misaligned. Yup, when I installed them it was kinda caddy corner to the hole and not in the hole. So, I haven't ridin it yet on the freeway but I was pissing my neighbors off big time as I was rippen it up to the rev limiter in 2nd gear down my side street right after I made the swap back to the stock levers. Now it really grabs even better then I "thought" it did initially after the MTC swap. I'll cross my fingers but I think we can chaulk this one up to a bone head move on my part. :lol:
Good catch! Sometimes the simple things will mess you up bad. So, in effect it was a hydraulic pressure problem by not letting the clutch to release all the way.............................. 8)

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You won't regret getting the MTC anyway! It makes the bike so much more fun when you're getting on it!!!!!
 
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