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After only 4,000 miles it feels like the clutch is slipping ive backed the cable off and almost ok but im thinking of fitting a race or upgraded clutch but id like to know whats best

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Your clutch might not be bad, did you recently chance your oil. if you used a synthetic oil that could be bad. bikes with wet clutches(non harley) cant usually use sythetic oils there to slippery and can burn up your clutch. adjust your cable so theres a 1/4" of play in your lever and leave it. if you change out the clutch dont use anything but the oem replacement plates just upgrade the springs to a heavy duty, this is a better and cheaper way to go. ebc is great stuff and ive never had a problem using there products. dont waste your money with kevlar clutches or anything other than oem, just an example my gsxr 1000 had 163 hp at the wheel using a stock clutch and never had a problem after putting 10,000 miles on it. also just a tip if your sitting at a light or at a stop get in the habbit of putting it in neutral and letting out the clutch this cuts down on spring wear and could ad some life to your clutch. hope this helps, ride safe and always wear your gear even in the no helmet states.

Posted on Sep 27, 2009

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  • Rob Wheeler Jan 31, 2014

    Rocket 3 engines are intended to run on synthetic oil so that is not an issue

  • Rob Wheeler Jan 31, 2014

    It sounds like the clutch is faulty.yes there is an upgrade available which involves heavier clutch spring.

  • Rob Wheeler Jan 31, 2014

    You have to use the correct synthetic oil however,it has to be for motorcycles.

  • Rob Wheeler Jan 31, 2014

    Heavier clutch springs sorry.

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Any buddy ebc are the best get back to me if any info

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