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My clutch is slipping when you hammer on the throttle

I just bought wrecked zx 14 with 500 miles. It done fine on the test ride, but now when you try to give it a lot of throttle it slips. The guy I bought it from said there was a feature for drag racing, that wouldn,t have anything to do with it would it.

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If your oil has a burnt smell you may have damaged clutch plates(overheated from doing burn outs) Check rear wheel well for burnt tire rubber. Some times people put aftermarket clutch kits( barnett ,ebc, etc.) When they do they often put in the heavy duty clutch springs also. Unfortunately the after market springs are usually junk and go out of tolerance in a very short period of time. Take the cover off and inspect the plates for scoring and measure the spring height for all the springs (dealer can give you the spring height tolerance.)Drag racers do not race with slipping clutch's and neither should you.

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