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5th gear gone

Hit fifth gear and and it feels like a slipping chain

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Your clutch most likely is getting weak, replace the clutch plates and friction disks they come together as a pair pack, you need to drain the oil remove the clutch cover on the side of the motor and then remove center nut and using a hook tool unhook the 4, 5 or 6 springs that hold the clutch pack together they are pretty tough to remove and if you are not fairly mechanically inclined there may be issues with tools and skill sets. I hope you can replace the clutch pack yourself you will save $100.00 + if you can. Remeber to carefully put the plates in order as you disassemble the clutch, lay the parts out on a clean towel or rag in the order they come out and put the replacement parts in the same exact way an order the old ones came out, the challenge is to reattach the springs they can be quite achallenge here's a pointer use a pair of needle nose vise gripes to clamp hold of the spring ends and connect them to the cover plateon the outer clutch pack assembly.

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