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Talking slippage under heavy throttle

06 C50 30k miles
while jamming on the throttle, motor revs and trq disappears.
usually between 20-40mph. mostly in 2-3rd gear.
shifting helps or backing off for a split second and back into it.
I know its not a rocket ship.
I know theres really not that much power to break traction.


wheel slippage? it doesn't swim its still straight.
clutch? ...could be under the load of trq.
I have cobra exhaust. should I buy the bully ecu? will that fix dead spots in a powerband?


anyone else hear of this kind of issue?
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You can jam on the throttle on a C-50?
I need to talk to my mechanic.

I'm guessing your clutch is slipping.

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*spirited driving*
assuming (just bought) last owner left the 30k mile clutch for me to swap out.
easy and cheap enough.
the bike is rather slow but it is 500lbs or so
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Your clutch is slipping. It may be as simple as doing a proper cable adjustment. (Something that most owners never do). Beyond that, it may require a clutch rebuild.

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If it were me, I'd pull back the black rubber sleeve over the clutch lever and check how the cable end looks.
A set of Barnett clutch plates are not terribly hard to change or expensive. If you elect to change the springs I recommend OEM springs or use 2 of the Barnett and 2 OEM.


If you search the forum there's a detailed procedure for doing the adjustment that addresses both cable ends. Most stealerships will only adjust the nut at the lever end.
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