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    Clutch started slipping - urgent advice needed!
    on: April 21, 2022, 11:56:06 am
    April 21, 2022, 11:56:06 am
    After some help please forum. Currently in France, clutch has started slipping under medium acceleration. 13k miles on the clock. Is there an adjustment I can make to Keep it going? I tried tightening the cable but ending up making it too sharp.
    Many thanks

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    Re: Clutch started slipping - urgent advice needed!
    Reply #1 on: April 21, 2022, 12:37:57 pm
    April 21, 2022, 12:37:57 pm
    First off let the bike cool down then see how the clutch is.

    Check your oil levels.

    Check the Clutch arm is working and springing back.

    If you have kit with you tip the bike over so you can pop off the clutch cover without dropping the oil and see if any of the plates are ok.

    Call recovery!

    Sorry hard to sort out without being there, all the best.

    PS it’s France have lunch for two hours :028:

    Last Edit: April 21, 2022, 12:39:00 pm by Gazk
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    Re: Clutch started slipping - urgent advice needed!
    Reply #2 on: April 21, 2022, 12:42:17 pm
    April 21, 2022, 12:42:17 pm
    Cheers Gazk. I let it cool for the last hour and think it is a sticking lever/cable. Or rather I hope the sticking lever/cable, which is intermittent, is the fault. There’s a Motorrad dealer right on my route as it happens so have stopped there. And what do you know, they’re closed for lunch until 2!

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    Re: Clutch started slipping - urgent advice needed!
    Reply #3 on: April 21, 2022, 12:49:29 pm
    April 21, 2022, 12:49:29 pm
    What you wanted them to be open at lunch good god man!

    If you ever go to France in August, then most places are only open a few hours Never on a Monday mostly not Wednesday’s and Thursdays some of the time on a Friday and now and again on a Saturday.


    Hope the rest of the trip is a good one, enjoy. :028:
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    Re: Clutch started slipping - urgent advice needed!
    Reply #4 on: April 21, 2022, 01:12:21 pm
    April 21, 2022, 01:12:21 pm
    There is a thread just from last week where someone has had a similar clutch failure and the bike is back at the dealership for investigation.

    Probably won't dig you out, but could confirm that there is no remedy for a slipping clutch - they just get worse, rapidly.

    Interesting that a trip in France may be pertinent to both instances.

    There have been instances of British bikes being 'nobbled' in recent years, in France.

    I think you are facing a recovery on a trailer/flatbed.

    Good luck, and let us know what the outcome is?

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    Re: Clutch started slipping - urgent advice needed!
    Reply #5 on: April 21, 2022, 01:15:52 pm
    April 21, 2022, 01:15:52 pm
    I read that post and thought that was unusual. Currently about to have the bike looked at.
    Would hope mine wasn’t nobbled, I have the new UK badge with an European flag!

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    Re: Clutch started slipping - urgent advice needed!
    Reply #6 on: April 21, 2022, 02:29:15 pm
    April 21, 2022, 02:29:15 pm
    Hey, I don't have anything to add except what was already said but one thing, don't tighten your clutch, you actually need to loosen it, no freeplay is what causes clutch slip the most often, make sure as you move the bars left to right there is always freeplay, at least 1-2mm with the bars fully left or right (this might end up being like 3mm with the bars straight. )

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    Re: Clutch started slipping - urgent advice needed!
    Reply #7 on: April 21, 2022, 04:39:27 pm
    April 21, 2022, 04:39:27 pm
    The ladies and gentlemen at Boxer Passion Amoric near Saint Brieuc sorted me out. Faulty, sticking clutch mechanism which must have been getting worse for some time as it crept up on me. Was there for when they opened at 2, they had it pretty much straight in the workshop and I was on my way by 3.30. All for €57. They were great.

    Very lucky they were about 10 minutes off my route.

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    Re: Clutch started slipping - urgent advice needed!
    Reply #8 on: April 21, 2022, 04:56:30 pm
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    That's a good result!    :046:

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    Re: Clutch started slipping - urgent advice needed!
    Reply #9 on: April 22, 2022, 08:07:23 am
    April 22, 2022, 08:07:23 am
    *Originally Posted by Becksy [+]
    The ladies and gentlemen at Boxer Passion Amoric near Saint Brieuc sorted me out. Faulty, sticking clutch mechanism which must have been getting worse for some time as it crept up on me. Was there for when they opened at 2, they had it pretty much straight in the workshop and I was on my way by 3.30. All for €57. They were great.

    Very lucky they were about 10 minutes off my route.

    That's great news, pleased you got sorted and you're on your way again. Here's to the rest of your trip being uneventful, except of course the event of having nothing else to do but ride your bike.. not that I'm envious.. :164: much..  :034:

    Did they mention if there is something pre-emptive that can, should be done to avoid this or was it just one of those things that shouldn't happen again?  :084:

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