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I just bought a honda vtx1300 I put 200 miles on my bike and the clutch is starting to slip I weight 460 pounds I'm using the clutch right is there any know problems with this bike.
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what makes you sure that its slipping?
Are you running full synthetic oil?

fill us in here?

This is gonna hurt!
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when i get it in third and fourth gear it will go up 5 to 10 mph and then the engine just revs up.
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things that made the clutch go bad


1. your dragging the clutch to much/ over revving?
2. the clutch is dragging "not adjusted properly"?
3. possible malfunction?


are you able to get it covered through warranty? the answer should be YES.



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No The Clutch Is A Wareable Item The Warrenty Does Not Cover The Clutch
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the only normal way to blow a clutch in 200 miles if you were drag racing for pink slips.

CALL HONDA and get a manager in there customer relations department.



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things that made the clutch go bad


1. your dragging the clutch to much/ over revving?
2. the clutch is dragging "not adjusted properly"?
3. possible malfunction?


are you able to get it covered through warranty? the answer should be YES.
+1 A lot of people adjust their clutches to tight, meaning not enough free play. There should be a few mm's of play at the lever (check your owners manual for specifics) If it has been to tight too long it may be to late, this is the first place I'd look. Assuming it's not hydraulic.
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a nickel widths is about average slack.

just as a referance.



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Ok I Will Call Honda What If They Say It's Not Covered Like The Dealer Already Told Me, The Service Guy Asked Me How I Ride The Bike And I Told Him How I Ride Including No No No Holeshots
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The Clutch Is Not Hydrraulic
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I Used A Nickel To Check Freeplay And The Nickel Stays Right Were I Put It But Inorder To Get The Nickel In There To Check Freeplay I Had To Pull The Handle The The Size Of Two Nickels To Get One In There
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I Used A Nickel To Check Freeplay And The Nickel Stays Right Were I Put It But Inorder To Get The Nickel In There To Check Freeplay I Had To Pull The Handle The The Size Of Two Nickels To Get One In There

Then its too tight, back that shit out!!!
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go read for a while and see if others are having clutch issues

http://www.vtxoa.com/forums/search.php?mode=results

so far is seems that there might some clutch quirks with that bike



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I just rode it. Clutch is toast. Suggestions folks?!

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Buy new fibers and metals. Adjust clutch properly. If clutch gets toasted again, get a more powerful motorcycle.

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if it doesnt get covered under warranty.

barnett clutch plates and fibers and spring.



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if it doesnt get covered under warranty.

barnett clutch plates and fibers and spring.
Some people say Barnett is no good. They have always worked good for me. I can help you get a deal on metals, fibers and springs.

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Some people say Barnett is no good. They have always worked good for me. I can help you get a deal on metals, fibers and springs.
I just read your signature, does this mean I'm in good with the Lord?
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ive installed barnett clutches in my bikes once the stock clutch goes, BIG difference



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I just rode it. Clutch is toast. Suggestions folks?!
Yep.
Buy my VTX with a good clutch and use yours for spares!

If you go with a Barnett Id go every other spring, fully loaded with Barnett springs is a tough pull.

This is gonna hurt!
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You weren't meant to have that bike.. you should donate it to me.
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