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post #1 of 2 Old Oct 31st, 2008, 11:06 pm Thread Starter
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Reverse slipping?

While putting the bike into storage which requires backing it up an inclined ramp and then over a 2 inch board before entering my shed I noticed reverse seemed to slip while trying to get over the last bump. I let it roll back down the ramp and tried it again with success.

It is an '03 with the original battery.

I have not noticed the clutch slipping.

Has anyone else had this issue?
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post #2 of 2 Old Oct 31st, 2008, 11:18 pm
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Re: Reverse slipping?

The reverse is driven by the starter and not the motor. It's likely the starter doesn't make enough power to push it up the ramp and over a 2 inch tall obstacle, that's not the usage it was designed for.

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