clutch slipping if you are not activating it, should not behave this way. It will slip under power in any gear, plus it would not act as an on / off switch, A MISSEDSHIFT ..ie not engaging the dogs, can rotate a few times before engagement. and the engine will race but only very briefly. this is a sign of worn shift dogs, worn shifter drum or forks. Or just a occasional lazy shift. . BUT if the clutch were slipping it would not be a fast rise in rpm then engage. AS for what you have now. Check the climber manual again. open the clutch cover and run through what you did with a video. you may have a screw sitting in the way etc. If that does not work, just haul the thing to a dealer 2 hrs of shop labor will take care of it. just a pain to transport a bike. I find a buddy and a bottle of Jack Daniels usually will do the trick.Just to be clear, I've unhooked the cable before to lube it, and it wasn't much trouble getting it back in, and it certainly worked fine then..... Although now that has me thinking, part of the reason I was looking at it in the first place was I had a couple weird incidents where I was accelerating quickly, got into 5th gear and had this sudden, complete loss of power - lasted for a fraction of a second - where it felt just as if the clutch become completely disengaged and then re-engaged just that quickly. The engine raced, I nearly threw myself over the bars, it was scary! No idea what that was, but I was told by a few people it might be the clutch slipping. That seemed hard for me to believe, since it was not consistent, but maybe it's a clue?
I think that only applies to the Marketplace at this point.You need to post some pics of what you have done.
You will need to get your post count to 10 to do so.
What I said is I nearly threw myself over the bars. Whether you realize it or not, when you accelerate you compensate for that tendency you are referring to of the bike to throw you backwards. When suddenly those forces are removed, guess what happens.... I can tell you from personal experience, you nearly throw yourself over the bars.A slipping clutch cannot give sudden bite. Even a sudden bite will throw you backward instead of over the handle bar.
Thanks. That was exactly what I was thinking, I just didn't have the words to articulate it. Since it happened MAYBE 5 times over 12k miles, I'm just going to go with the occasional missed shift explanation. Total mileage on the bike is only about 24k so I doubt the dogs are that worn. Although it is just slightly bothersome that it only ever happened in 5th.clutch slipping if you are not activating it, should not behave this way. It will slip under power in any gear, plus it would not act as an on / off switch, A MISSEDSHIFT ..ie not engaging the dogs, can rotate a few times before engagement. and the engine will race but only very briefly.
@Gloopis, Tom’s sarcasm is only outmatched by his knowledge of the KLR and willingness to share that with anyone in need on the forum. AND…. he’s Tom, stick around and you’ll see what I mean. That said, we are very fortunate to have him, and he will help you till it’s fixed, even when says he’s gonna be a dick (his words, not mine 🤣, I hope I don’t get put on the bus to banned camp)
When you have a spare minute, check out Tom’s website listed at the bottom of his signature.
Hang in there, you’ll get it sorted!
Seriously, no one is better in a clutch than Tom Schmitz... There's got to be a perfectly rational solution to this clutch problem, as there's only so many pieces that can be fit together. Good luck and please keep us posted!Folks like Tom were the ones my father said to
Trust and listen to though …..
Disregard the rest of the fools son …..