Out on a 6 day journey by OR and WA final week. Driving alongside on HWY 97 went to go a automotive. Was doing 65 MPH in fifth gear. I downshifted, utilized throttle and went to go. I used to be in forth gear once I began to go. Once I hit the throttle, the bike RPM dramatically elevated, say 1K and the bike pace didn’t enhance, it simply sat there. After a second or two, the bike picks up pace and it sounds just like the clutch began to lastly interact and the RPM got here down, the bike accelerated and I used to be in a position to go. I am like WTF.
My first thought was the clutch was slipping. Tried once more, throttle, engine revs come approach up, bike lags, lastly bike will get going, RPMs come down and issues equilibrate. It was the identical in third, 4th, and fifth. Do not recall testing sixth.
Curiously, I used to be driving in DYNA mode on the time. I assumed I might change to ROAD and take a look at. Similar situation.
I actually thought I had a clutch slipping situation. However at 26,000 miles on the bike – doesn’t make sense.
I experience about 100 miles, fearful of the difficulty and getting residence.
I cease for fuel and head out. Situation is gone. I highway one other 150 miles over diversified roads and by no means had the difficulty once more.
I simply had the bike in for its ~24K service. I had highway 1200 miles on my journey with no points till the final day.
I do not assume its the clutch. Could also be experience by wire throttle situation? Or one thing to do with the built-in electronics for throttle, traction management, clutch blah blah blah?
I recognize any ideas you’ll have.