If not the clutch, then what?
Lately my 2002 VN750 has been giving me some issues when cold (first 5-10 minutes of riding). From a stop, I slowly let out the clutch and accelerate...the bike tends to bounce/jump forward a bit. Almost as though the clutch is slipping. Strange thing is that when the bike gets hot, the problem goes away. It's not consistent, there are some days when I'll start the motorcycle and it wont do it at all. Regardless, it's a little scary to be accelerating form a red light and feeling the bike trying to get away from you.
I probably wont be going back to the mechanic I've been using, because today I had him take a look at it since it's a growing concern of mine. His determination is that there is nothing wrong with the clutch, and the bike drove fine for him. In a friendly manner, he pretty much told me I'm crazy and shouldn't worry so much. I've been riding for a while now, and haven't had an intermittent problem like this before. Any ideas as to what could cause this? Could it be the oil? I'm currently running synthetic AMSOIL. Thanks.
Note: My splines have been lubed about 2,000 miles ago. Bike currently has 8,500 miles.
Last edited by kcdude; 07-20-2012 at 10:16 PM.