So now that I am on a cruiser, A bike with nothing performance oriented about it. I of course needed to know if it could do a wheelie or nose wheelie. In the process I found the thing couldnt do shit cause the clutch slipped a bit and the stock pads wouldn't even lock the front wheel. So I got some performance EBC springs and front pads.
What I found was I used my typical 10-40 Quaker State "performance" oil and still had slipping issues. SO I figured the springs were wrong and got another set from Barnett Racing.
I just again last night took the clutch apart to put in the new springs and found they were wrong. Anyways I did some on line searching about clutch slipping on these and there is a problem since they only have 4 springs. And the fix was to use the EBC springs and Diesel oil??? Well I have never used it but since I got a diesel truck and a huge inventory of diesel oil I figure WTF. I need to solve this slipping.
If I hadnt done it I would never have believed the difference! Prior to diesel oil I could just drop the clutch in first and the bike would nicely take off as if you were slipping the clutch. in 4th-5th I could rev it and drop the clutch and it would slip until I got off the gas. Now off the line it can do a burnout half way across the intersection and will chirp the tire in 2nd and 3rd and no more slipping in the higher gears.
The other thing I noticed was the engine got quieter, not so much ticking.
But sadly still no wheelies...without the help of a speed bump.
I guess in the race/performance bikes where you have 6 springs there was always enough pressure to not slip. But with a 4 spring clutch there is barely enough spring pressure to make it work and when you add "slippery" oil that is just enough to let the thing slip under hard use.
I do wonder now if the EBC springs were even needed? Maybe just needed the proper oil?
But for anyone with clutch issues I would start with an oil change. There is something to that diesel oil.