• Ive recently brought an xvs1100 as much as I love the bike im concerend when...

    Ive recently brought an xvs1100, as much as I love the bike, im concerend when pulling the throttle back, its as tho the clutch is slipping, and I have to back off the throttle then twist it again is this normal?

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    • Its a safety feature my 650 does the same

    • Barnett coil conversation sorted the problem with my 1100. A bit costly but lasts much longer and no slipping.

    • What's that then?

    • And make sure your oil doesn't include friction modifiers.

    • Yamaha cruisers have been plagued with clutch slip from day dot. Definitely not a safety feature lol.

      As above, change your clutch springs to a set of Heavy Duty Barnett springs. You can do it yourself in about 30 minutes. There is a few tutorials on youtube for it. The springs cost about $50 for the xvs650. Dont know what the sting is for the 1100

    • The shop I had it from did a service on it before I picked it up, so they should have put the correct oil in, but hey anything is possible

    • I had this issue after filling with fully synthetic oil. Drained and filled with semi and all was well