Defective Clutch Plates '04 R1 -
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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-02-2006, 05:41 AM Thread Starter
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Question Defective Clutch Plates '04 R1

This happened almost two years ago when I got my bike. The clutch plates started sticking with only about 100 miles on the bike. It was pretty damn dangerous. Got to the point when I cranked it up and tried to put it in first, it would lurch forward 10 feet and conk out.

Anyway, the local factory rep was no help. He said it was probably my fault from popping wheelies or something. I called Customer Relations in California. They were really great to deal with. They ordered new plates and made sure it was covered under warranty.

Anybody have this problem with the early '04 model??

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-02-2006, 02:02 PM
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I had that problem early on, But only when the bike was cold.

The problem went away after about 1000 kms.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-22-2006, 06:49 PM
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i heard this was an issue only upon break in... and that they functioned properly after about 500 miles or so... good thing the 06 has different clutch setup

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-08-2013, 06:26 AM
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I did that will difficulty at the beginning, However only if the particular motorbike has been chilly.
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