Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: USA/*CA (*presently)
Clutch for 2015 RGS
I've done the SEARCH route and didn't come up with anything clear. There's a few threads about clutches and a few threads about the same slipping symptoms I'm having and a few threads about using SE springs, the need for clutch adjustments, clutch pack brands, and how whatever they did it improved clutch performance, etc.
However...I did not see anything that would clearly state that what they did would work on my 15 RGS. Most don't state what year their bike is, so my question to their fix is; is it hydraulic or cable actuated? I don't know if that'd make a difference in how the clutch works and how it wears. My bike has 4.5 slip-ons, a/c kit, pv2. I've changed all three fluids every 5k miles...actually did the last one 500 miles ago at 34.5k miles. I use HD's Formula+ in the primary, 36oz.
As stated earlier, my bike is a '15 RGS and its now closing in on 35K-miles on the odo. I've recently detected the clutch slipping in the higher rpms when at speed at 75-80mph as I throttle up to accelerate to 85-95mph while its in 6th. The bike is still under the standard warranty and I bought an additional 3yrs extended because I knew I was going to be riding this thing ALOT.
What are the factory warranty, or if I chose, an aftermarket fix for this? I'm an experienced rider and I know how to modulate the clutch and I'm not a clutch dragger...the huge mileage reading is from the many long road-trips on the slab while droning in 6th gear...many long trips that I've taken since I got the bike last February. The 6th gear slab vs multi-gear twisty road ratio is probably 70/30. Thanks for your input and advice...I appreciate it.
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Last edited by Blackbag1; 07-13-2016 at 11:29 AM.