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I have a 2001 Vulcan classic 1500 with 26,000

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I have a 2001 Vulcan classic 1500 with 26,000 miles.........I changed oil last fall Full synthetic................Went out for a ride and clutch was slipping horribly.....................Did'nt ride much this year so far........Whats up???
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Motorcycle
Expert:  Wayne S. replied 2 years ago.

Hi, sounds like your clutch plates or discs are worn out. The mileage sounds high enough to warrant a clutch rebuild.

You did use motorcycle designated synthetic oil correct?

I would think you need to check the friction plates, springs and also the metal plates for warpage and burning.

Let me know if you need more info.