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Default Clutch suddenly slipping.

Been riding my 2004 1200 all summer with no issues until a few weeks ago I leave work when my bike feels a little off. Back in 2016 I installed an extra plate clutch kit from Barnett. Now my clutch is definitely slipping as I feel I need to upshift sooner due to the RPMs. I've adjusted my clutch and lever by the book a few times now too. Primary chain is set at 1/2" cold slack as well.

Can 3 year old Barnett clutch plates wear out that quick? I've never been able to find neutral at a dead stop, should I be looking at something else?

Also I've had a long time front head gasket leak that will drop my oil pressure if at idle for a long time. Don't think that would have anything to do with the sensation of a loss of power yet?

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What oil are you using in there?
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What oil are you using in there?

Whole bottle of Formula plus I put in last winter.
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I thought Barnett recommended not to use F+
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I thought Barnett recommended not to use F+
Oh never heard of that, could be. I was thinking of changing the oil to synthetic at some point though.
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Not much to follow up here I guess. I put in new spark plugs and put my forward controls back on and everything seems to feel better now. LOL
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Oh never heard of that, could be. I was thinking of changing the oil to synthetic at some point though.
Don't they recommend no synthetic either?
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Don't they recommend no synthetic either?
Yeah Ive read that too. So much conflicting advice on that. That's why I'll be putting in some BelRay sportster specific fluid.
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