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I've got a 2000 sportster that feel as if something is slipping at high revs in first gear it seems fine in all other gears. it makes the bike judder as if the drive is slipping. thoughts please

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Howdy um check your clutch oil reservor you could possibly need some 4stroke motorcycle oil have agood one

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