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Continuing my series of "Totally Stupid Questions About My Bike"....

How do you tell a clutch is slipping?
(No, I don't think mine is.)

Do I win a prize?
 

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CajunBass there are no stupid questions:


"Ignorance can be helped! It's stupidity that you can't do nothing with!"
Quote by Nogills2.
 

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In 5th gear at 60 mph roll on a lot of throttle and watch the tachometer. It will climb rapidly with little bike increase in speed, if the clutch is slipping. B.B.
 

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I can help with this one.

In the case of the dreaded 'slave cylinder failure" you'll be chugging down the highway and when you go to pass that Harley in front of you, the tach says go, but the rear wheel doesn't hear it. Harley man pulls away and you head to the dealer for a very expensive fix.(unless you're under warranty or can fix it yourself. Mine was under warranty-2800mi.)

Basically the tach climbs almost as if you were in neutral, but the response at the rear wheel isn't there. In most cases it'll only take about 10 seconds to figure out whats going on.

I hope you never experience it.
 

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Thanks all. I've driven clutch cars most of my life, but never had one go out.
 

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The clutch slipping on a bike is the same as on a car. You will know soon enought if it happens
 
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