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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-04-2015, 07:27 PM Thread Starter
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Issue with the clutch?

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I own an 08 versy with 32k on it. When im upshifting, the RPM's like to jump 1k for a split second before coming down. This happens when i change a gear when the engine is running at say 7500+RPM. Anything below 6000 rpm, the bike shifts fine. Is the clutch slipping or am I doing something wrong?

The clutch cable and chain are fine as far as adjustments are concerned.

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-05-2015, 02:08 AM
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Try this... if you are at 5-6k rpm cruising in gear 5th or 6th gear and you twist the throttle hard does the RMPs increase/jump faster then you are accelerating = clutch slipping.
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To make my explanation more clear, here is a vid of what happens (not mine)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1Yf-ZhIPzk.
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hahahahaha that is called flat shifting!

hold throttle full and change gears as quick as you can with out reducing throttle when shifting

you need a quickshifter to fix that!
Healtech Quickshifter
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Are you letting off the throttle when the clutch is disengaged (lever pulled in)?
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Gigitt is right. If you are going to ride flat out all the time you need a quickshift.
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What if you only ride flat out..lets say 50% of the time? still need a quickshift? I like the slipper clutch option if you're going to ride flat out all of the time w/ the quickshifter of course...I believe there's a thread on the slipper around here somewhere...
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OK well just going on the video the OP is causing the over rev by riding the way he does in the video.
Fix 1: Ride with less passion
Fix 2: Get a quick shift
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A quickshift allows for clutchless shifting at full throttle acceleration.

Healtech Quickshift allows for full and also partial throttle acceleration.
check out the videos on the page I linked above. there is a video of Versys 1000 on a dyno demonstrating it.

If you are riding like in you initial video, then you need to learn your clutch lever action and shift with partial clutch pulls while loading up the gear lever by lifting your toes, a quick partial pull of the clutch and the gear will slip in.
It is all in the timing of unloading the engine from the gearbox... just like what a quickshift does by electronically detecting a shift and momentarily interrupting the ignition.
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