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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-28-2015, 12:11 PM Thread Starter
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2002 VStar 1100 Classic Clutch Slip

Looking for inputs - bought an 02 VStar 1100. The clutch works well at a decent level of acceleration but slips when the throttle is hard cranked. Of course seller claims clutch plates are supposedly new, and I checked the cable adjustment and it appears to be good.

So - before I go tearing into the clutch, does anyone have ideas? Fully understand this is a wet-clutch and some oils can cause slippage. Do the new friction discs have a break-in period?

Thanks in advance....
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-28-2015, 12:53 PM
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I can't answer about break-in and such but did you verify proper adjustment of the lever on the transmission end of the clutch cable. Mine started slipping last fall and turned out a small adjustment here solved my issue. If you have a repair manual it will detail how to make this adjustment.
As you mentioned, incorrect engine oil can cause this as well. I would exhaust all the options before tearing into the case.

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Thanks - I'll have to check that out - I only checked the lever adjustment. I downloaded the manual so lemme have a look.
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Summer - that did the trick....bike runs like a raped ape! Thanks
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-29-2015, 07:36 AM
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Glad it worked for you. I can't take the credit as I learned it the same way you did, from the knowledgeable folks here on the forum. Take what you learned and help others here and elsewhere.

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Completely debadged
Silverado windshield and passing lamps
Floorboard extensions
OE Highway bar with custom mounting brackets
Kuryakyn Dually ISO Highways pegs
Kuryakyn grips
Passenger floorboards
Barons Nasty Boy Slip-ons
Maxair pods
Mustang seats
Kuryakyn led headlight halo
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