'06 400 AT Slippage?
So my '06 400 AT appears to be slipping. It happens sporadically but always 'under load'... usually when accelerating, climbing a hill, trying to get out of a mudhole, etc.
It'll "slip" as if in neutral and makes a ratcheting kind of noise, then eventually catches again if I let off the throttle. My oil is topped off and as far as I know my fan is working (unless it died recently).
At this point I'm considering trading it in at a dealer just to avoid costly tranny repairs. Anybody have any insight on "easy" things to check before going full-force into clutch replacement, etc.? The bike has 5,750 miles so I don't want to throw a bunch of money at it.
Is this scenario (ratcheting noise in particular) typical of clutch slippage?
2006 Honda TRX400FGA GPScape
Canadian Trail Edition
Moose full-body skid plates
PIAA Xtreme White lights
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