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Old 04-19-2010, 07:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Is my clutch going bad???

So the title pretty much says it all, is my clutch going bad? It only seems to screw up on me in first gear or first is where its most noticeable. If i take the bike to about 8k or 9k and give it a fair amount of gas the rpms go up like they should but the speed doesnt or at least not like it does in the first 8k of the rpm range. I figured this is probably my clutch beginning to go out on me. Any input from you guys would be great. thanks
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Old 04-19-2010, 11:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
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what kind of bike? How many miles? Give us a bit more info
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Old 04-20-2010, 07:01 AM   #3 (permalink)
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If your clutch cable is properly adjusted then I would say, yes, your clutch is slipping and it's time to replace it.
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Old 04-20-2010, 07:49 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I have a 2000 zx6r and am experiencing the exact same thing in first. I'm also fairly noobish...is there a way to adjust the clutch cable yourself? any tips?
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Old 04-20-2010, 07:56 PM   #5 (permalink)
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So the title pretty much says it all, is my clutch going bad? It only seems to screw up on me in first gear or first is where its most noticeable. If i take the bike to about 8k or 9k and give it a fair amount of gas the rpms go up like they should but the speed doesnt or at least not like it does in the first 8k of the rpm range. I figured this is probably my clutch beginning to go out on me. Any input from you guys would be great. thanks
my clutch went out last year at nashville speedway, i could tell it was going out because of the same symptoms, except mine was going out at 13000 rpms. according to the speedo, i was only running 135 when i should of been 155 or more. also try from dead stop in third gear, you will tell if it slips.
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Old 04-21-2010, 09:17 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Its a 2001 its beginning to slip in other gears now too, so i have just assumed its the clutch. You can tell when it really should be pickin up the speed the speedo will stay semi still while my rpms go as they should. i found an ebc clutch kit on ebay so i think im going to try that and see what happens. Hope replacing the plates arent too much of a pain in the rear.
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Its a 2001 its beginning to slip in other gears now too, so i have just assumed its the clutch. You can tell when it really should be pickin up the speed the speedo will stay semi still while my rpms go as they should. i found an ebc clutch kit on ebay so i think im going to try that and see what happens. Hope replacing the plates arent too much of a pain in the rear.

replace the steels also, and let the clutch fibers soak in oil for a few hours before you put them in. if its a zx-6r you should get on americasmotorsports.com and look up the parts fiche for your bike, it'll show a pic of the clutch. you'll see two rings or clutch washers, mine were tapered and not flat, make sure you put those in the way you take them out. my book never said they went in a certain way. but i know they do.
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