The weather was good today and after a lot of commute-only kilometers I went out to have some fun on my striple and work on my riding skills.
Practicing slow manoeuvres, eigths, short turns, hard braking/stoppies and riding off from a stop with clutch wheelies in first and race starts on an empty industrial terrain... Good stuff (all safe, wife knows where I am and how late I'll be back, full gear on, empty place no obstacles)
I've done 33000 kilometers including 8 track days , twisties in the alps this summer and a lot of commuting and a lot of wheelies I must admit. Last two weeks I've been specifically working a bit on hard acceleration from stops, about six times a day where my commute allows it.
So after another race start after I did a couple in a short time frame today (I'm calling it like this because of a recent thread here..) I was riding along and breaking hard with the back brake to practice controlling back wheel slides. I stopped to check out the back wheel, which had melted rubber on it, hopped on again and then noticed that if I revved high I didn't feel a corresponding increase in acceleration.
The gas handle functions well, revving is as it should be. When I dump the clutch with high revs, the bike doesn't wheelie anymore.
When I just rev it up it seems that the bike is only slowly catching up with coming up to speed..like it lacks power. No immediate response.
I didn't change anything on the clutch cable, but tried some adjustments after I noticed this. Didn't have any effect.
I stopped the bike for about five minutes to let it cool down a bit cause I was already thinking it might be the plates (don't know if that's enough to cool down though) and nothing was changed. I was able to pull a powers wheelie but it wasn't as immediate as before.
No funny smell(oil) bike handles fine as it is, but in first and second there is no immediate response when I rev it. Just a slow increase in speed.
My assumption is that because I was putting a lot of stress on the clutch plates at the time that I somehow fried them.
I don't have any experience with this....
What do you think??
Are they glazed?
Can I drive on?
What should I expect to pay at the dealer?
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