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Old 05-19-2014, 08:04 AM   #1
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High RPM reving problem?

I was wondering if any other inmates could comment on something that does not seem right with my bike. I have a 2010 F800GS with 23,000 miles, of which I have put on about 5,000 miles. Since I have had it I have noticed that rolling on the throttle when the RPM's are in the 5,000 range, the engine will wind up to near redline as if I have the clutch engaged slightly. In other words, that bike is pulling, but not nearly as much as I expect. If I just hold the throttle open, eventually the speed of the bike catches up and then the RPM's come down to where you would expect it. If this is normal, it would be completely unlike any other bike I have had. I can't imagine this being normal unless the bike is meant to jump to near redline in order to get maximum power on hard acceleration.

If anyone has a theory as to what might be happening, i would love to know. As of now, I have not seen this described by anyone else on the interwebs.

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Old 05-19-2014, 08:08 AM   #2
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http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=959542

Esp the part about testing for slippage.
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Old 05-19-2014, 08:10 AM   #3
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It "Sounds" like you have clutch slippage. if you have enough free play in your clutch lever (Check it), then your next course of action is probably a new clutch pack.
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Old 05-19-2014, 08:16 AM   #4
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Just a guess here but, could it be that your clutch is slipping and on it's way out? If you haven't checked the play in your clutch, now might be a good time to do it.
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Old 05-19-2014, 08:20 AM   #5
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slipping clutch

REAVER, thanks for the link. The description of the problem seems to match. Now I wonder if it's too late to simply adjust, or will have to spend the $$$ and have new clutch plates installed. Thanks again!
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Old 05-19-2014, 03:59 PM   #6
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I can't believe it! I loosened my clutch cable as much as I could. Went for a test spin..... Problem solved. No more slipping at high rpm accelerating. Can I assume then that my clutch plates are just fine? Hope so.
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Old 05-19-2014, 11:27 PM   #7
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Ride it and don't worry about it OR pull them and measure specs. IMO if it works the go with option A. Your clutch will let you know when it's not happy if you pay attention.
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Old 05-20-2014, 09:27 AM   #8
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I can't believe it! I loosened my clutch cable as much as I could. Went for a test spin..... Problem solved. No more slipping at high rpm accelerating. Can I assume then that my clutch plates are just fine? Hope so.
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