So here is my problem ive had my niner for about 6000miles and everything was running great. Then last weekend i went to grab a handfull and the Rpm went up but the bike did not speed up like it should.
Im guessing this is the clutch slipping.
when i got the bike it had repsol stunt bars on it and the clutch cable does not line up like i would like it to but ive always had free play and never had a problem shifting
any ideas anyone had this problem.
its hard to describe the feel it gives but imagine yourself and 5000rpm and the engine jumps up a grand or two but my tire does not pick up like it should.
ok, that IS clutch slippage...which could be caused by weak clutch springs, but more likely your clutch cable is binding up due to age & lack of lubrication or is adjusted too tight. If the cable doesn't slide freely, it can cause the clutch to not engage fully, particularly under heavy load. Hopefully that's all it is, but start with the easy/cheap problems to fix first!
Well, fire the engines! Spur this iron space-pony on!
He says it has free play, so the clutch could very well be shotski. If it is shot, it is either from abuse, hmmm, wheelie bar.... that can't be it. Or someone put the wrong kind of Mobile 1 in the engine.
Changing the clutch fibers is pretty easy, and relativly cheap, about $70.
thanks so much guys.
So my clutch cable was shot when i removed it it was locked in place.
Solution grab a honda rebel cable that i was working on for a friend and a straight swap which got me ridding today so i can ride to the shop for a new cable.
thanks so much guys for all your help.
another thing I found out the hard way, you NEED to keep em lubed, mine locked up after i got caught in a rain storm. Lubed it up and its fine now may wanna consider tryin to lube yours if its not too far gone some PB blaster and some ATF goes along way...
thats all i use on my cables is synthetic ATF... works AMAZING.
take a thumb of a latex glove, cut it off at the palm of the hand so you just have the thumb condom lookin thing... put a small slit in the tip of it, and slide it over w/e cable all the way to ~ 1/2in onto the cable housing... wrap with electrical tape to create a seal... pour some aft into the open end of the thumb, then wrap up the end to create a lil balloon of aft... and gently squeeze... the aft will go right down the cable and no mess!