Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: London, , England
Neutered K1300GT -clutch slipping!
I have a 2010 K1300GT that I purchased in June 2013 (with 11k on clock).
Shortly after purchasing it I did a quick oil/filter change (I'm anal I know) and put in Motul 300v 5w-40 oil after a good hard run.
I then did a 1,500 mile tour of Scotland with no problems
However in the last couple of days I have started experiencing severe clutch slip - most noticeable under hard acceleration in second or third gear. It's so severe in fact that it's like half the power has gone; the bike is neutered! Lots of revs and no go!
My question is, is this likely to be the Motul 300v (which I used in my K12000GT without issue) and as the 'champagne of oils' is certainly fine for a wet clutch or, is my clutch failing?
It seems odd that, if it is the oil, that I did not have any problem during my 1,500 'spirited' miles around the highlands
Does it take time for an oil to fark-up a wet clutch or is it just coincidence?