'nuther clutch question
I replaced my clutch, both pressure plates, seals, slave etc about 30,000 miles ago. Earlier this year I "though" I noticed it slipping just slightly, and with no discernible pattern. I started paying closer attention, and finally caught it slipping twice - does it about once every 1,000 miles or so.
It's always in 3rd gear when I drop down to pass. The tach will jump about 500 RPM, then catch right back up. It doesn't slip in 1st or 2nd, nor does it slip in 4th or 5th when I poor the coals to it under load.
It just seems odd to me that it would slip in 3rd, but not where you'd typically find the slipping in high gears.
I would also have thought that had I installed it improperly, problems would have shown up a bit sooner. I do ride it hard, don't abuse it, but don't baby it either. In 45+ years of riding, I've never lost a clutch, so I'm hoping it's not just the way I ride.
If I do have to replace it again, I'll definitely be on LAfire's list for the aftermarket clutch.