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Yes, it's slipping for sure. Every time I get in the neighborhood of 7,000 on the tach, regardless of gear. RPMs surge, no increase in speed. Once it drops back down to 6,000 or so, it catches.

There is a post on the "other" forum with the exact same issue. One reply stated that if the bike has no performance mods (my case), adjusting the clutch cable via the adjuster under the RH side of the fuel tank should cure the problem.

Can anyone confirm this? I sure hope it's that simple. Also, is it correct that the cable should be loosened a few turns (vice tightened)?
 

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Yes, it's slipping for sure. Every time I get in the neighborhood of 7,000 on the tach, regardless of gear. RPMs surge, no increase in speed. Once it drops back down to 6,000 or so, it catches.

There is a post on the "other" forum with the exact same issue. One reply stated that if the bike has no performance mods (my case), adjusting the clutch cable via the adjuster under the RH side of the fuel tank should cure the problem.

Can anyone confirm this? I sure hope it's that simple. Also, is it correct that the cable should be loosened a few turns (vice tightened)?
I can almost guarantee that this adjustment will cure your issue.

And, the cable adjuster needs to be "loosened"...
 

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Wont adjusting at the hand lever end give the same result as adjusting at the gearbox end?

Shouldn't there be like 4mm of play at lever?
 

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Tony

Wont adjusting at the hand lever end give the same result as adjusting at the gearbox end?

Shouldn't there be like 4mm of play at lever?
If clutch is slipping, you have to adjust both...

This is about the 10th Scrambler I've seen so far with the clutch adjusted too tightly from the dealership.
 

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The shop manual specifies 2-3 mm of free play at the lever.

Tony - any pointers for a newb to this adjustment? Never had this issue on any of my other bikes. I did read in the manual to do it on a cold engine with the handlebars turned all the way to the right, so I'll make a point of doing that.
 

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If clutch is slipping, you have to adjust both...
The shop manual specifies 2-3 mm of free play at the lever.

Tony - any pointers for a newb to this adjustment? Never had this issue on any of my other bikes. I did read in the manual to do it on a cold engine with the handlebars turned all the way to the right, so I'll make a point of doing that.
Cold engine, bars turned to right, then loosen adjuster on right side under tank. Loosen it good, then take up slack (leaving 2-3mm free play) using adjuster on clutch perch.

Do this even if you have 2-3mm slack at perch right now.
 

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Great, thanks. It'll be nice to have that stupid grin on my face the whole way through the rev range again.
 
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