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Normal 0 I recently had a new exhaust system and two new tyres fitted to my 2001 BMK Doodo 125, after the work was carried out two problems have started to occur. My clutch is starting to slip at speeds over 40mph and especially if I am trying to accelerate as fast as possible. The other problem is my ‘MPH’ speedometer needle jumps up and down erratically - this is experienced at the same time as the clutch seems to be slipping, so would I be right to assume the problems may be connected?
And any ideas on why my clutch may be slipping at higher speeds? Any ideas or solutions will be appreciated, thanks JD

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  • John_D_L Aug 02, 2009

    Thanks for the quick response drallim. I realize that I should have mentioned that it is a 'twist-and-go' or automatic, so I don't have a clutch lever. However the clutch is still slipping with high revs and above 40 MPH. Could the clutch slipping be due to lack of a specific oil? I have never serviced a scooter, so I am not sure if the automatic gearbox requires a separate or different oil to the engine oil.
    I have ordered some Haynes scooter service and maintenance books, and will try checking the meter cable as you have suggested. Thanks again, JD



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Check the clutch lever free play. It should have about 3/4 inch of movement before any resistance is felt. The speedometer problem may be a bad inner flexible shaft within the speedometer cable. Unscrew the meter end of the cable and pull out the flex shaft--it may be frayed (replace) or just need lubrication.

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