Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Northeast Georgia
'09 V Star 950 Clutch Life???
I am more of a spectator than a participator when it comes to forums...but I have been unable to locate a thread that addresses my question.
I have an '09 Vstar 950, which so far has turned out to be an excellent decision to add to my garage. It has been my (nearly)daily driver since I bought it in May 2010. My round trip to and from work is about 130 miles, which puts me around 650 miles a week on the bike if the weather cooperates.
I have noticed in the past few weeks that when the bike is cold, it seems like the clutch does not want to disengage in first gear....like the brakes are having to fight the engine. It will stop without stalling while still in gear, but it is about like taking a cookie from a kid...you can do it, but it takes effort. Once the engine temperature comes up, it appears to go away. Not being amazingly versed on motorcycles WITHOUT plastic(and this being my first cruiser), I wanted to get some input from the "experts." Does anyone have any experience on what the expected clutch life might be on the 950's, and is there an adjustment to address an aging clutch??
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