Join Date: May 2010
Location: Oviedo , FL, USA
slipping in 5th gear and then it went away...
Today I started my return from ATL to Orlando.
The bike had been in the hotel parking deck for the last 5 days, and was un ridden.
I rode to the meeting site at 7am over surface streets.. It was VERY chilly.
At 10:30 am, I ATGATT and loaded up and hit the interstate.
I was coming coming down 85 to 285 to 75 and as I was coming off the overpass, I got some open interstate and in 5th hit the throttle...
Then the RPMS started to climb too fast.
I throttled back, slipped into 4th and hit the throttle and 4th was fine.
Back into 5th and hit the throttle and RPM go high again and clutch slipping. I tested a few times just to confirm and every time I got slipping in 5th with a heavy throttle.
Well I remembered that others reported that they had slippage in 5th but were able to make it home, so I decided to do the same thing and just use an easy throttle in 5th for the 500 mile trip home.
So here is the strange thing... on the last 25 miles I hit the throttle hard in 5th and NO slipping...
went to 4th and then back to 5th and the same thing, NO slippage...
Well I go home after 500 miles in 7 hours, averaging 74.9 MPH.
THANKS in advance.
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