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post #1 of 6 Old 07-09-2014, 06:03 AM Thread Starter
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Clutch issue? Again

So last March (2013) I had replaced the clutch pack. I have put roughly 4-5000 miles on it, and then last week while out riding with two friends of mine, I noticed that when I would shift to fifth gear the clutch lever would start to move in and then the chain would start to slip and (clank). I have not noticed this in any other gear. I am about to ride the bike from Indianapolis to almost Wisconsin and I want to make sure I don't have a major malfunction far from home. Can anyone give me insight on what could be causing this. Last year when it happened I could feel it in multiple gears. What are your thoughts/experiences.

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Usually if the clutch is slipping the rpm's will go up and you won't feel like the bike is accelerating.
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Thats jist flat out weird. What have you done to the bike recently?

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I haven't done anything to the bike. Just ride. I am not sure, but tonight my wife and I rode to my baseball game, and I passed a few cars, and it didn't seem like it had the oomph that it should have. Not sure if it was the added 100 lbs, or what. I will test that theory tomorrow on the way to work.
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So, I took my bike over to Kabooki's house and he took it out for a spin. He confirmed my worst fear. Fifth gear is shredded. The teeth are meshing, and that is the noise I heard. He took off the oil filter and took a towel and used that as a strainer in order to see if there was metal shavings in the oil. Sure enough there were. So now I am on the lookout for a used motor with relatively low miles on it. If you would please keep an eye out for one and the closer to Indianapolis, the better! Thanks for all your help
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I was going to say transmission. And it's probably not the gear teeth but the engaging nubs corner has rounded too much. And shift fork either bent or worn. Probably looks something like this:


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