Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Dandridge (Near Knoxville), TN, USA
Most likely cause is the clutch slave cylinder leaking, getting brake fluid into the clutch. WAY too common on the LT. Unfortunately, that can happen and enough fluid into the clutch to cause it to slip terribly, but no external indication. The tranny has to be removed to see the results.
Look at the fluid level in your clutch master cylinder (left handlebar sight window). You MAY see a lower than normal fluid level there, but if you did not know where it was before you will not be able to tell the difference.
If the clutch wears out (Highly unlikely) the clutch fluid RISES, but if the slave cylinder leaks, it goes down.
I don't want to achieve immortality through my work...I want to achieve it through not dying.
EX: '01 Black LT, BAT BYKE (Totaled at 110,000 miles)
IBA SS, BB, BBG, 10/10ths.
No bike now, but maybe in the future.