Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: hudson, wisconsin, usa
LT Hole Shot
Was sitting at a light (with the wife) on our 09 LT last week. Was playing with the GPS and then noticed the light had already turned green. Peaked at the rear view mirror and noticed I had a car coming up on me fast. So, I had no choice. I nailed it hard. Nailed the throttle all the way, (while at the same time) feathered the clutch just like the old road racing days. I could not believe it. I got going and the rev's kept climbing after the clutch feather was done, and the clutch was all the way out? I got the clutch actually all the way out, yet the revs spiked all the way around to red line, yet I was hardly doing 10. Let off a bit, nailed it again, and the revs swung all the way to red line again (slipping), with no real gain in speed. Eventually I got everything settled down, but dang - what a wimpy clutch. I know LT's are not made for this. However, I did this once years ago with my goldwing, and not an issue. Just curious if anyone else has experienced this kind of extreme clutch slip with an LT? Talk about stink. A good clutch in this situation, will either kill the engine (poor hole shot technique) or will (should) launch a bike like no tomorrow. Only a worn out clutch would perform like this, but dang this is a 09 with 2,000 miles. Thought the clutch would have a bit more mojo.