Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: La Verne, , California, USA
Re: 05 Clutch failure
I am so happy to be a member of this group. Mine just happened yesterday in the middle of nowhere. I embarked on a 200 miles trip on my 05 LT with 25,000 on the odometer. Going was a blast. Coming back into the first 50 miles going at a bout 70 miles on the 5th gear..cruising, I noticed my bike started slowing down while my tach was going crazy. I immediately too it out of the cruise and down-shifted. To my scared life, the only movement I noticed was my tachometer going in the redline. I pulled over, I was able to get into all gears but no movement. To worsen my already predicament, I had to get towed out of the middle of nowhere. Going at about 40 miles with a rope tied to the forks of my bike and the towing truck, I rode on my brakes to keep tension on the rope. My rear disc brake got so hot, the robber shaft boot on the rear wheel caught fire from the heat. Luckily, we were able to put it out before much damage was done. But the rubber will have to be replaced.
Now I have a bike that starts and everything functions but no movement. I had to come online to research my problem. I am trying to figure out what may actually be the problem. Please help!!!!! Is this clutch slippage, dead clutch or something else? There is no oil leak anywhere. I just got the Bike with about 25K miles on it. It is in pristine condition and till now, the ride is the best I ever had. I comes with Wilbur shocks already installed. This is my second LT by the way. PLEASE I your brains out there guys.