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Old 09-16-2020, 12:46 PM   #1

Join Date: Aug 2019
Location: Oakland
Motorcycles: Versys 1000 Ninja ZX-6r
04 KTM 625 SMC Clutch Mushy in 5th Gear

Never experienced this before but maybe someone can point me in the correct direction. Recently got this bike, runs great but the clutch actuation is mushy in 5th gear (top gear).

As far as I can tell I have not experience slip in the clutch but going to do a more in depth test. Shifts through gears fine, clutch feels great until it hits 5th. 1-4 the actuation of the lever is snappy and the level of resistance feels fine. Once in 5th, the amount of resistance of the lever goes down and it only it feels like it only goes out about half of the way (lever).

Some things on my list that I am going to do
- Change engine oil
- Change clutch hydraulic fluid
- Look into if there are any special adjustments for the clutch (I would except to feel it in all ranges though but not experienced here)
- If all else fails pop open the clutch to see if anything is obvious and perhaps replace the clutch plates.
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