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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-16-2018, 4:17 PM Thread Starter
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Carb or Clutch issue?

My clutch used to slip a lot, but since I changed the springs to zx6r springs it has almost never slipped in lower gears. However, the bike still seems to slip in 5th and 6th gear a lot, mostly around 4-5k rpm, but more so in 6th than 5th. It feels like the bike stops accelerating and a second later it will start to go again. It will continue like that when I maintain a constant rpm. It makes me wonder if my carbs are the issue.

When I get off the highway the clutch (I'm guessing it's the clutch) begins to slip in lower gears which scared me one time 'cause I needed my bike to GO!

If it's my clutch, maybe I'll need to change the oil (oil recommendations welcome) and if it's the carbs I'll probably clean them in the spring.

What do you guys think the problem is?

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-16-2018, 6:40 PM
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be sure the lever has some freeplay when released . so the clutch can fully engage

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-18-2018, 8:28 PM
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^,+1. I have noticed mine is more likely to slip is I shift while leaning and high rpm then in a straight line at high rpm. After my last clutch adjustment it has not slipped with stock springs. Try letting some clutch cable out and measure how much pull is required to engage the friction zone. Someone will 5hrow in the specs at some point.

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If it was your carb the rpms will drop with acceleration drop, if it's your clutch acceleration drops and rpm goes up.

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