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Hi guys,

I have a 2014 Z1000, and after (what I consider a low mileage) only 15k km the clutch seems to whistle and sound weird.. I say low mileage since on my previous bike (gsr600) I went easily 25k+ km on the same clutch kit.
When I want to have a "sportier" launch from a standstill, it sounds really dramatic when releasing the clutch after revving up.
I went to a mechanic and he suggested me a full clutch kit replacement..
Any of you guys had any similar experiences?
Ah, also, what about the chain kit (since that also seems to be really stretched), how often do you guys replace it?

Thanks!
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Assuming your plates are still in good condition, this video will probably help you. There are 4parts to it and he explains whats wrong and how to fix the issue.


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i ditched the gen4 original clutch on my z1000, which suffers from oil starvation, hence all the noises,jerky start,ect, for a 2016 z1000 sx slipper clutch, now like night and day..
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i ditched the gen4 original clutch on my z1000, which suffers from oil starvation, hence all the noises,jerky start,ect, for a 2016 z1000 sx slipper clutch, now like night and day..


What is the benefit of the slipper clutch?


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its slipper assist so its really light and butter smooth, the main benefit of a slipper clutch is that it prevents the rear wheel locking up under extreme engine braking, ie, when coming to a corner and downshifting fast, it really is like night and day compared to the rubbish oem clutch pre slipper on the z1ooo up to and including 2015,
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