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Rpms speed up faster then bike does. Sounds like clutch slip.

I have a 2001 yamaha v-star classic 1100. When i am in a higher gear and give it gas the rpms go up but the bike does not speed up with the rpms. It sounds like the clutch is slipping a bit. Is there a way i can adjust the clutch or do i need to replace it

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You can adjust it by slackening the cable...unless it has hydraulic operation....Otherwise get it replaced before you do more clutch dust and debris in the oil, so dont forget the oil and filter change too.

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