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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-09-2015, 06:23 PM Thread Starter
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problems accelerating

So my problems never seem to end. Went for a ride today in my vn700 and slipped out on done gravel and went down hard. Bike was ok and ran decent, til i started running low on gas. It would rev up when i pulled on The throttle, but the acceleration was sluggish. Made it to a gas station, filled her up, thinking it would go away, but its still doing the same thing. If I pull on the throttle steadily, power goes up as expected, but if I yank the throttle it just revs up real high and the bike barely moves. This is through the whole gear range. I should mention that it did this before back in may. I had gone down in some rain and it did the same thing for a while, but then resolved itself. Any input on what it could be?
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revs but barely accelerates to me sounds like clutch issue (slipping). lower throttle openings and such will limit output power of the engine to what the clutch can handle. check adjustments and make sure the lever on transmission is not bent or otherwise outta whack.

another possibility, the rear splines finally went?

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Figured it had to do with the clutch slipping, lo and behold gravel got into the nook of the throttle handle and was preventing it from going all the way in (fell on the left side). Cleared out the pebbles and gunk and she's running like a champ once more. Thanks!
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I don't want to offend you, but how long have you been riding? If you have gone down twice within 4 months I think you need to go do some serious practice riding in a dry, empty parking lot. Rain and gravel are certainly more dangerous conditions, but I think you need to re-think your riding style if you are wrecking that often.

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revs but barely accelerates to me sounds like clutch issue (slipping). lower throttle openings and such will limit output power of the engine to what the clutch can handle. check adjustments and make sure the lever on transmission is not bent or otherwise outta whack.

another possibility, the rear splines finally went?
I agree as I had the same problem symptoms with mine. the clutch cable was adjusted per manual. It didn't work and I wound up changing the clutch plates. My problem with acceleration and clutch issues originated with locking brakes and the genius who owned the bike before me rode the clutch to budge the bike.

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I don't think I've ever wrecked a bike. Sober. I crashed into a tree in the middle of the night trying to keep up with some four wheeling red necks while on a dirt bike, but never on a road bike. Plus they were kicking up tons of dust so I couldn't see. Could have been the rum but still.

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