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Clutch slipping on a 2004 Bonnie

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Got the bike with around 5,200 miles on it and after one summer it still only has a little over 8,000 miles on it

the clutch feel like it is slipping at high revs, usually if I roll half throttle or more above about 4,500 rpm's

seems fine under those R's

The low miles have me a little freaked about the clutch slipping already but I suppose this would be the time to admit that the symptoms started the day after some showoff burnouts so I probably cooked the clutch through my own stupidity - did I mention I also need a new tire?

if I need to replace the plates is this a weekend wrenchers type of job

Never cracked the case on a Triumph before so I really don't what I am in for or if I need any special tools.
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I'm going to pull the cover on mine and replace the clutch springs with some stiffer ones in the next week or so, I'll post pics and let you know how bad it was.
You don't need to buy the $120+ clutch kit with the plates, I've heard our plates are really good, maybe even better than the aftermarket kit. So try just the springs first ($12.95) if your plates look ok. If they look scored then get new plates but chances are swapping springs will be good enough. You will need a new gasket and oil though...
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