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KLX/Drz400 clutch slipping..

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Hello Thumper Talk.. I have a KLX 400.. I rode some steep trails and shortly thereafter my clutch started slipping.. I let it cool off and it still slips.. Any advise would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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The clutch and bike have about 3000 miles.. I'll check the front sprocket.. I haven't put enough miles on it to change the oil yet. Thanks for the input

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Make sure you use a motorcycle specific oil.  Some oils intended for cars have friction modifiers in them that can cause the clutch to slip. 3000 miles between oil changes is a long time.  Even though the manual calls for intervals like that most on the forum will change at 1000 miles or less depending on riding conditions. 

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I've only put about 400 miles on the bike.. It has 3000 total. Sorry for the confusion.. I'll change the oil and see what happens..

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I've only put about 400 miles on the bike.. It has 3000 total. Sorry for the confusion.. I'll change the oil and see what happens..

There is a oil screen located at the base of the frame down tube ( where you pour the oil in ) . Give it a clean .

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There is a oil screen located at the base of the frame down tube ( where you pour the oil in ) . Give it a clean .

Not as part of the clutch slipping diagnosis or repair right??

 

Just a once a year, after engine open maintenance cleaning of the frame tank screen ..

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Not as part of the clutch slipping diagnosis or repair right??

 

Just a once a year, after engine open maintenance cleaning of the frame tank screen ..

No , nothing to do with clutch operation .

The recommendation of oil frame screen cleaning is based on periodic maintenance only , the recommendation that was mentioned is based only on the OP's knowledge of the existence of the oil screen ... In question .

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No , nothing to do with clutch operation .

The recommendation of oil frame screen cleaning is based on periodic maintenance only , the recommendation that was mentioned is based only on the OP's knowledge of the existence of the oil screen ... In question .

I knew you knew that... it was for others reading a thread about "my clutch  is slipping"  :thumbsup:

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I knew you knew that... it was for others reading a thread about "my clutch  is slipping"  :thumbsup:

Yeah , and I knew .. That you knew , that I knew . :crazy:

I understand that your point was to make sure the OP was informed correctly

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