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I own two, 1996 Royal Stars. Both of them appear to have a slipping clutch at higher rpm's in the higher gears. Neither one will creep if you start them in gear while holding the clutch, just top end issues. I have been advised that these bikes are notorious for "glazed" clutch plates, not worn. I was also advised that simply cleaning valve holes and changing fluid will fix it. I would appreciate any experience with this issue!!!!!

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Unfortunately, the spring for the clutch is large washer type. Not the typical 4, 5, or 6 spring set up. This style of clutch has always been prone to slipping under load. I have not heard of a cure, unless some one has made a standard multi-spring basket for it. It is the same engine they used in the old style Ventures and the Vmax but I do believe they had the same problem(use the same parts). All you can do at this point is see if there is a heavier spring in one of the other models. I am pretty sure all the parts interchange , the Royal Star is the most detuned of the three models. (They even left out the counter balancer shaft. The spot is there if you want to put it back in.)

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