2000 sportster 883 help?

Discussion in 'Sportster Models' started by ron1978, Sep 1, 2009.

  1. ron1978

    ron1978 Active Member

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    i bought this bike about 5 months ago, it has 17,000 on it runs great and shifts great, its a 883 . I have noticed for the last couple of times i have rode it, when its cool out side i can crank it run it for about 45 seconds put it in gear and when i let out on the clutch it goes and about 3 seconds later it feels like the clutch slips or hangs, kinda hard to explain but , here it goes,
    take off in 1st, before hitting 2nd gear the motor turns up slightly higher than i'm going for a second and you feel like the bike catchs up ( LIKE A QUICK SMALL REV UP) , ALL THE OTHER GEARS DON'T DO IT , and when the motors hot it does not do it.
    all fluids have been changed, bike set up for 4 years on and off before i got it,
    i'm 3rd owner, motor and tranny shift perfect, not metal in primary oil, so no sign of gear wear, please help if you can
     
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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  3. vtbikers

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    Has the clutch been adjusted lately?
     
  4. ron1978

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    i have never did anything to it , it has 17,000 on it, olnly does it on take off, and does't do it all the time either, kinda when the motor cool , or cold, and it did set up a while,
     
  5. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Clutch tolerances hot and cold are different, that's why you always adjust it cold.
     
  6. ron1978

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    well i adjusted it last night, this morning went out for a little stroll, 1st gear still doing it, but i have noticed when engine is running about 150 f
    the slipping does not happend at all , i must have tried 10 times to make it slip but it would not, so
    i think it is the clutch disk sticking or slippin,
    i have contacted barnett, they said a clutch kit would be $161.50

    ebay has the barnett fiber disks,and metal disks, and springs for around $125.00
    is this all i need?
     
  7. vtbikers

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    You will need the fiber disk for sure. The metal disk i'm sure are fine but check them for grooves. Spring are fine.
     
  8. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Could be caused by wrong oil in the transmission or incorrect oil level
    as its the easiest and cheapest thing to try then id start by replacing the oil with an oil formulated for the sportster transmission and get the level correct
    it may take a wee while for the new oil to get to get into place on all the clutch plates so slippage may occur for a while after the oil is of correct spec and level
    it would be best to strip the clutch and clean all the plates (but who has time to do that when they want to ride)

    Brian
     
    Last edited: Sep 4, 2009
  9. ron1978

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    i run hd brand fluids, 1 qt of primary oil .