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Originally, i was experiencing slippage in the lower gears but after a week it has moved to all gears..Is it possible this is a chain issue? This is a 2003 kawasaki vulcan 800.

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Hello Mike
As the slippage has got worse through each gear now, it sounds like clutch slippage. at first you would of only noticed it in the lower gears as they have more mechanical advantage but as the wear in the clutch got more it now takes less power "torque" to make it slip.
This may just be adjustment, but by now the clutch may be worn out, yo should have some free travel in the cable. should be evident at the lever, usually allow the thickness of the end knob as a distance for the lever to move before it starts to disengage the clutch. there could be adjustment at either end of the cable, this will look like a thread with a lock nut that the cable goes through.

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