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New 1290 Superduke owner - slipping clutch. Best fix?

Posted: Tue May 16, 2017 7:30 pm
by batmantis
Howdie - I picked up a 2015 1290 Superduke from the UK there about a month ago. I had it shipped over here to Ireland as there are no used bikes here at all. The dealer kindly wouldn't take any money off and included a warranty that I could never use being in a different country, but that's another thing!

The bike has had a slipping clutch since I got it (along with some other small issues). It had been happening every time in 4th - 6th gear on full or any sort of hard throttle from about 7000rpm on. I have replaced the springs with the 1290 Superduke GT ones and take a slight bit off the pin in the lever. This has allowed me to get through 4th and 5th maybe 50% of the time on full throttle without a slip but it still happens and it's pretty dodge when it does in a fast bend.

Has anybody had the issue and done the above fixes and it didn't go away? Any idea of a next step before I flip out completely :)

Re: New 1290 Superduke owner - slipping clutch. Best fix?

Posted: Tue May 16, 2017 11:03 pm
by Danish-Rider
I added an extra set of shims to my 2014, and that cured the problem.
part nr. 61332004000

Re: New 1290 Superduke owner - slipping clutch. Best fix?

Posted: Wed May 17, 2017 3:07 am
by 5150 Pops
Batmantis if the spacers behind the springs, don't remedy it, you may need to replace the plates.
The spacers are a great idea, so even if they don't "fix" your issue, you can still use them in order to preserve your new clutch pack.
Below is a link to a screenshot​ to part numbers and quantities required to freshen up your clutch.
Unless the prior owner, was reeeeally abusive to the clutch, the spacers will likely fix you right up.
https://goo.gl/photos/6w2rywgtx5rcfU6K9

Re: New 1290 Superduke owner - slipping clutch. Best fix?

Posted: Wed May 17, 2017 6:41 pm
by batmantis
Cheers - I just ordered 3 of the shims so they should be here next week. I'm going to bleed it and also do an oil change I think. Just try and get all bases covered!
Here's hoping :)

Re: New 1290 Superduke owner - slipping clutch. Best fix?

Posted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 7:19 pm
by Odin
I thought my 2015 was slipping but the loss of acceleration was due to fuel strangulation by the malfunctioning fuel pump. Before you go spending a lot of money on the clutch make sure your fuel pump is producing enough pressure at high rpm and with the engine fully warmed up.