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Clutch is slipping badly, changed the oil and backed the clutch leaver a bit, grabing at the moment, what should I do?

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Check you don't have a g/box oil leak coming into the clutch area.Also check your clutch plates have not bound together if the bike sat for a while..Sometimes the clutch plates will stick together.
Clutch wear?
Just a thought.Hope this helps

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