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post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 09-17-2018, 03:47 PM
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yea, actual clutch failures (other than coffee grinder syndrome) are pretty rare on these bikes.

I would suspect cable first.

good news is that if the clutch is worn out, it IS an easy replacement

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My opinion is that an actual clutch failure would be pretty unlikely. I used to have a 1400 Intruder, and that bike was known to have lots of clutch "failures". The root cause was that the clutch springs were too weak. That 1400 was really torquey, which certainly didn't help! There was a guy selling aftermarket springs that fixed the problem. Most everybody(?) could just replace the springs, and that was all it took to fix it. I bought mine with a slipping clutch knowing about the aftermarket springs that were available. It's hard to say how long the clutch had been slipping, and all it took was the springs. . . . Considering the abuse that clutches go through on bikes like that it seems to me that normal wear on this bike is just no comparison!

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One more question. Were do y'all guys suggest i buy a new clutch cable from (or any other replacement parts i may need in the future)
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Could also be the splines in the driveshaft...

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I've been buying online from Partzilla, but don't know as I'd recommend them. Seems kinda slow at times, and prices are just OK. Some orders have taken a full 2 weeks. They're half-way across the country from me, but I've gotten spoiled by much better service other places.

If it's just a common part that's available, I just do Ebay. Prices are as good as anywhere, and they'll usually estimate how long it will take to deliver.

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