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Hi All,

Just wondering if anyone else with a 2016 Zx10R is having clutch slipping issues under acceleration?

Mine has 6k on the clock and the clutch is slipping around 7000rpm and above, i've noticed allot more vibration through the bike also.

shifting is fine, gear box seems fine.. any idea's?

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It's quite possible it's slipping. Depends on how the bike is used. Lots of drag racing? Or cruising down the interstate? What's your freeplay in the lever set to? Aftermarket levers? What oil are you using? What mods are done to the bike? Any crashes?

The clutch can last 50 miles, or it can last 50,000 miles. Lots of variables on it.
 

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bikes for commuting, no wheelies or hard launches, a few spirited rides, nothing out of the ordinary.

however 6000klm really shouldnt throw problems... one would think

The extra vibration is a concern to be honest as well.

oil is as per the service manual.

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bikes for commuting, no wheelies or hard launches, a few spirited rides, nothing out of the ordinary.

however 6000klm really shouldnt throw problems... one would think

The extra vibration is a concern to be honest as well.

oil is as per the service manual.

Full akra exhaust and woolich tune with blip enabled.
What type of oil? It's not just the oil weight, but the type. Is it motorcycle specific? Or are you using car oil?

The biggest thing that causes slipping is misadjusted freeplay in the lever. Too little freeplay and when the clutch gets hot, it's not able to fully engage, and it slips. Once it starts slipping, it only gets worse.

Have you had a dealer look at it at all? It's still under warranty. Since the clutch itself is a wear item and not covered under the warranty, the dealer may still be able to diagnose the cause for you and look at the vibration.

Where is the vibration coming from? The motor? Front end? Whole bike? Need all the details...
 
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its motorcycle specific oil.

i've loosened the clutch cable to enable more free play, it was significantly tight, I'll check the bike again this morning since its been sitting over night.

vibration is coming through the grips... seems to be coming from the engine, hard to tell.

will get the dealer to check it out.
 

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i've loosened the clutch cable to enable more free play, it was significantly tight....
That's a huge contributing factor then. If the cable isn't allowed to move properly as the clutch pack changes under load, the lever will restrict the clutch slightly and there won't be enough force to keep the plates from slipping. If the clutch starts to slip, it can burn up plates pretty quickly and it only gets worse. If you catch it in time, there might not be much damage. But if left for too long, the plates will be damaged and it will slip no matter how much freeplay you have.

Also keep in mind that the freeplay will change slightly under acceleration and deceleration. Next time you're on the bike, check the lever freeplay while accelerating pretty aggressively. Then compare it to the freeplay under deceleration. Make sure there's always a slight bit of freeplay under acceleration or you wind up with this problem.
 
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update:- Clutch was destroyed, had the entire unit replaced today, also did oil and filter.

Root cause unknown, potentially no free play on clutch lever
 

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my old mechanic teacher told me, that when you replace a destroyed clutch should take the crank case out, and clean the oil pick up mesh.. just in case..

lot of work.

yamahas have a tendency to destroy the clutch and then the crank for that reason...
 
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