Help with my bike
August 12, 2008 at 6:22 am #1882LokiParticipant
I think my bike has some problems. Wait i KNOW it does just not what and how to fix it. Thats why i come to you guys.
Ok heres what i think going wrong. I think the bike is missing, my uncle does to.
Heres what it does. Ill be driving in 5th gear around 5000rpm and give it more throttle. The bike JUMPS up to 8000rpms (like the clutch is in) before it kicks in and give it more gas to go. Also at low speeds the bike seems to have to push itself. Ill try to explain this better, its like when you ride a bike you crush for awhile then peddle some more, up a small slanted hill. My uncle told me its missing every 4th time. What can i do to fix this myself before i have to take it in. Small things to replace or refill.
On the bright side i did my first mod to the bike. I shaved the back fender so i dont have the foot square of black plastic on the back. Looks good. Tomorrow im going to shortin my turn singles. Or make my own.August 12, 2008 at 7:06 am #10355RabParticipant
If you mean the engine jumps up to 8000 revs and the bike doesn’t immediately go any (or much) faster, then I think it’s a slipping clutch. It’s probably worse going up a hill and/or in the higher gears (under increased load) if it is.
Could be worn-out clutch plates or springs or it might just need adjusting.
Find out if you can adjust the clutch on your bike and adjust the cable free-play while you’re at it. You may need to replace the fiber clutch plates and/or springs though. The clutch plates are basically a consumable, like brake pads, and do wear over time.August 12, 2008 at 4:55 pm #10388LokiParticipant
Thanks you described my problem perfect. Ill look into all this. Do i need to take off my fairings to look at them?August 12, 2008 at 5:48 pm #10395August 12, 2008 at 6:45 pm #10398BoOZe P-ti MotardParticipant
yea he’s right.. the clutch wire mush have got caught in somewhere (that happened too me, trapped in a tight place), wire worn out (pulling clutch but not letting it loose..) or both…
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