New member - Star Motorcycle Forums: Star Raider, V-Max, V-Star, Road-Star Forum
 1Likes
  • 1 Post By nick57
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-19-2018, 03:05 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Posts: 2
New member

Hi, I'm in the UK. I recently bought a 2002 1100 dragster. I've had it a couple of weeks now. I'm thoroughly enjoying it. I have a question concerning what appears to be clutch slip when accelerating hard in 3rd or 4th gear. Is this normal?
Crossey59 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-19-2018, 03:19 PM
KCW
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Posts: 5,097
Garage
The clutch should not slip when the lever is released.

Check the free play in the clutch cable, at the bottom end where it goes into the engine case. As the clutch wears over time you lose freeplay, and it can wear to the point of slipping.

If you loosen the cable up and its still slipping, then you may need to replace the clutch disks.
KCW is offline  
post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-19-2018, 03:25 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Posts: 2
It doesn't slip if I engage 1st gear and hold the front brake on or going up a steep hill in top gear. Only under acceleration.
Crossey59 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-19-2018, 05:23 PM
Senior Member
 
nick57's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: erie pa
Posts: 1,442
https://sites.google.com/site/vstar1...repairs/clutch there is also an adjustment at the engine end of the cable. you have to remove the cover. there is a rod with a locknut on it loosen the nut and make sure there is a quarter turn of play in the rod and tighten the locknut.when you loosen the nut back the rod off a hair then turn roughly a quarter turn untill you feel resistance then back off one quarter turn.
KCW likes this.
nick57 is offline  
post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-19-2018, 06:41 PM
Moderator
 
lesblank's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Houston, Texas
Posts: 4,046
Garage
Welcome from Houston, Texas. I second the suggestion of checking clutch adjustment. Here's a few interesting threads to check out when you get a chance.

https://www.starbikeforums.com/forum...ms-bike-month/

https://www.starbikeforums.com/forum...ighlight=Yammy

https://www.starbikeforums.com/forum...where-you.html

https://www.starbikeforums.com/forum...enced-you.html

https://www.starbikeforums.com/forum...ature-you.html

Ride often and safe.

2001 Vstar 1100 Classic (sold), Cobra Slash Cut full exhaust, Dropped 1 inch with lowering links, ORK, 4.5 inch handlebar risers, Ultimate passenger seat, Passenger pegs moved forward 4 inches, Handlebar clock, KN air filter, Viking saddlebags, Additional rear lighting
Loose nut "me" behind the bars
2006 Harley Electra Glide Ultra Classic

https://sites.google.com/site/vstar1100kb/home
lesblank is online now  
post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-19-2018, 07:01 PM
KCW
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Posts: 5,097
Garage
because of the ratio of each gear, the clutch has the most torque on the plates when you are accelerating hard in 5th gear, and the least when you are in 1st. Its very easy to have the engine wide open at 70 mph in 5th gear, hitting the peak of the HP curve, and pretty much impossible to hit the peak of the HP curve in 1st gear.

Another thing to check is to make sure your clutch cable isn't binding or hanging up.

Also when you are accelerating hard in 4th and 5th gear, make sure you are not pulling on the clutch level without realizing it, like putting your foot on the clutch pedal in a car... When you are riding a motorcycle WFO and you have a death grip on the handlebars, its easy to not realize you are pulling the clutch when you don't want to.
KCW is offline  
post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-19-2018, 07:17 PM
Senior Member
 
nick57's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: erie pa
Posts: 1,442
https://sites.google.com/site/vstar1...r-must-do-list seeing as how your new to the bike you should read about the proper way to start the bike do not give it any throttle. and chech the mid shaft nut.
nick57 is offline  
post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-19-2018, 07:21 PM
Senior Member
 
AlphaOmega's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Posts: 118
Garage
We are getting a lot of use out of the 1100 starting process lately haha. Thanks for throwing that up there Nick.

Welcome to the forum Crossey. You will find all kinds of good info and good people in here.
AlphaOmega is online now  
post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-19-2018, 07:40 PM
Senior Member
 
nick57's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: erie pa
Posts: 1,442
its very good info and its free.
nick57 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Star Motorcycle Forums: Star Raider, V-Max, V-Star, Road-Star Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome