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    Clutch slipping at high revs?

    Hi -
    I am wondering if my clutch is slipping at high revs.

    1) 2010 TW200, stock, ~ 9300 miles
    2) New stock carb 100 or so miles ago, not shimmed or rejetted
    3) Slip seems to happen only in 5th gear above 40-45 mph
    4) Doesn't happen at high revs in other gears
    5) If revs are gently, slowly brought up in 5th it doesn't slip

    ???

    Could it be the carb? Fuel flow at higher speed/revs? If so, why not in all gears?

    THX

    JG

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    It does sound like the clutch. If you have a little free play and the cable isn't too tight, check to see where the arrow lines up with the line ( raised mark) on the case. Check also the return spring. If the mark doesn't line up with the arrow, it may be out of adjustment, you have to pull the right side case cover and adjust the clutch. Check then to see how worn they are, replace as needed. The bike weight and wind resistance and speed in 5th make sense too. With that mileage, it could need adjusted or if you have been hard on it, replaced. Keep us posted.
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    THX! Haven't had time to check things out yet. I'll try to post back tomorrow with results or comments.
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    I agree with littletommy that it is probably the clutch. Mine started doing the exact same thing at 10,000 miles and it went away after replacing clutch parts.
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    igaffs' #4 and #5 make me wonder why it is not happening in any other gear as well ? ( I'm not a wrench by the way).

    Any headway igaff ?.

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    It's the wind resistance at higher speeds putting more of a load on the clutch, and only because he is babying it in 5th that it doesn't. It speaks clutch all the way if his other adjustments are in order.


    Most likely, he can fix it for now by adjusting the clutch itself and lining up again the line on the case with the arrow on the lever and adjusting the cable. He caught the problem early on, so may not have to replace yet. Hopefully. Still gotta take the right side case cover off though.
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    Sorry, no chance to look over the weekend. Once I get in there, I will post back.

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    Thanks for keeping us updated.
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    My '96 clutch slips a little also. I just ordered some hi-performance clutch springs. I'll let you know how they work. Synthetic oil not meant for motorcycles will affect it also.
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    Heavy duty clutch springs , just bit heavier but do the trick. Vesrah about $10 bucks
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