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    Clutch Slip While Warming Up

    Now I know this has been discussed in the past and I have been reading up as much as I can. My issue is with the clutch slipping in the first 10-15 minutes of riding. I usually let my bike warm up for 10 minutes or so before I take off, its been in the 20's or 30's here in Upstate NY. Now after a little bit the clutch bites and grabs and rides fine. I put Mobil Racing 4t 10w40 before the real cold stuff got here. I'm not sure if the washer shim for the clutch springs would be worth my time, not that it could really hurt. In my bikes defense I do tend to ride it pretty hard. Its way more fun to ride a slow bike fast than a fast bike slow. Thanks for any input gentlemen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BRug14468 View Post
    Its way more fun to ride a slow bike fast than a fast bike slow.
    I can't help with your problem but I do agree with your philosophy.
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    Have you checked the return spring on the shifter side of the case. ....where the clutch cable is , most come out of the factory not set properly . There is a thread somewhere on this.
    Also , there is another thread / post / sticky regarding a clutch adjustment procedure , which entails removing the right side (rear brake pedal side ) engine cover.....like you'd do to replace clutch plates.....if this makes since . This is also explained in the Factory service manual .
    Last edited by frog13; 12-01-2014 at 05:27 PM.

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    My clutch slips too for the first minutes of riding in 5th gear after warming the bike up. It's a little annoying but i think it gives my TW some character

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    Clutch lever free play is less in cold temperatures because the inner cable contracts and won't let the clutch fully engage. I would check this first.


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    I've never heard of This issue? It has to be oil realated I'd say, it almost as of the oil needs to hit a certain temp to allow the clutch to grip? Sorry I can't help more!
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