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slipping clutch

The bike has 2500 miles and this morning while in 1st gear, the clutch slipped.....big time. Has anyone had clutch problems? This bike is starting to freak me out.
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Just passed 20K miles this weekend and mine slipped for the first time. It was whilst gunning it on US 33 and running accross a paint strip. First the wheel slipped, then the clutch. Never slipped the rest of the way home. Any cause for concern???
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check for seals leaking.

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See if you can find any oil contamination by removing the starter. If all looks dry,.........then remove the slave cylinder and master cylinder cover. Cover the master cylinder with a wad of clean rags and try to see if you have full movement of your slave cylinder. These are the only two things to check for without tearing down the bike.
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thanks guys.
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Well Bobby thats part of the story...........and I'm in full aggrement. However, if a slave cylinder resovior (left bar) has been overfilled in the past, even slightly, .........and the driver is one who slips the clutch and holds it in durning traffic and stop lights, and/or drives the bike hard all the time............then the clutch driven disc will wear...........as will the face plates (a little bit)............as the wear occurs the fluid level in the left bar resivior (slave cyoinder to clutch) RISES and can become filled.........if overfilled in the first place and driven with lots of "clutch in" time........the fluid will rise to the point that the clutch can not fully enguage for a split moment, especially if slight foaming has occured.

Check FIRST and see if your fluid is high in the sight glass on the left bar.........if so.........remove some with care........and clutch action will return to normal. Best,
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