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Old 01-28-2013, 05:19 AM   #73383
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Originally Posted by Emmbeedee View Post
Somebody may have put "Energy Conserving" oil in it and caused the clutch to slip, requiring a change of plates. It might not have been "worn out" but still needing replacement for that reason.
Originally Posted by Carl Childers View Post
Clutch wear comes down to riding style, some use it as a torque converter and the life is much shorter than someone who uses it in a more conservative manner. Keep in mind the current owner may love to power wheelie and that eats up the clutch faster and is also tough on the head stock bearings so when you look at the bike grab a handful of brake and try to rock the bike back and forth listening and feeling for movement in that area.
Originally Posted by Emmbeedee View Post
Or even a lack of play in the cable.
Thanks for the reply. They were cut out of the multi due to the small novel about the evils of energy saving oil in bikes. JK. Thanks for all the ideas. Going to have a look today.
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