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post #1 of 8 Old 08-20-2019, 02:23 PM Thread Starter
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"Click" clutch

Today I noticed a "click" when pulling the clutch lever while riding. It feels like a very short/small slip of the lever/cable when I pull it. The clutch lever feels 100% when the bike is stationary (engine not running). I called the dealer but they have never experienced this...

Have you experienced this? If so, what is it?
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post #2 of 8 Old 08-20-2019, 02:39 PM
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Yes, indeed, many of us have. Consensus is that you're feeling the slipper clutch.
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Yes, indeed, many of us have. Consensus is that you're feeling the slipper clutch.

Thanks! Strange feeling... I have a few bikes with slipper clutches and the KTM is the only one doing that.... But good to know that it is common on the 390 then! Regards!
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Thanks! Strange feeling... I have a few bikes with slipper clutches and the KTM is the only one doing that.... But good to know that it is common on the 390 then! Regards!
This is my first bike with a slipper clutch, and I was concerned too. It feels to me like the cable or lever is binding. There was some discussion not long ago about it, and it seems quite common with the 390 Duke.
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Make sure you have the clutch lever fully in before changing gear, also try to match the RPM when changing down.

If you manage that it doesn’t get a click through the lever
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Make sure you have the clutch lever fully in before changing gear, also try to match the RPM when changing down.

If you manage that it doesnít get a click through the lever
I have a 2018 Duke. My buddy and his wife have a RC390 and Duke respectively. All 3 bikes do it to all 3 of us. Pretty sure its just "a thing"
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Make sure you have the clutch lever fully in before changing gear, also try to match the RPM when changing down.

If you manage that it doesnít get a click through the lever

Thanks - I feel the "click" at about 40% of pulling the lever....
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My Gen 2 390 does it - it (imho) gives it a special feel - like you're riding something exotic....
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