Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Blackwood, NJ, USA
How Many Miles Do I Have Left (clutch issue)???
I have a pristine 2005 LT with 15,000 miles. During a ride around town tonight, I ran the tach up to about 4,000 to 6,000 rpms in both 3rd and 4th gear and noticed that my speed really didn't increase that dramatically (I typically switch gears at 3,500 - 4,000 rpms tops).
Overall, the bike ran great tonight and it didn't show any signs of this (although I felt this same experience 2 - 3 times before). I ride mostly one up and weigh 225 when geared up...if I have someone on the back, she weighs 130 all geared up for a combined total of 355 lbs.
Could I be experiencing clutch slippage? If so, what are the tell tale signs of a clutch slipping? I bought the bike with 8,500 miles so I can't tell you how the original owner rode the bike.
Any insight would be helpful.
Last edited by southern_nj; Nov 14th, 2011 at 8:54 pm.