If you are asking how to "clear" the error, there are instructions on this forum. Just search the forum. If you are asking how to troubleshoot the clutch slippage: No troubleshooting is necessary. If it is slipping, it needs a rebuild. If you are mechanically skilled, first read Jess Norton's web posting on the Ninja 400 clutch design problems and how to solve them, then read the service manual section on clutch replacement and/or watch a YouTube video on the process.
If you are not mechanically skilled, get a quote from your dealership. Might be a little costly.
Lesson learned: Learning to do burnouts, especially on a small displacement motorcycle with too wide a rear tire (for style reasons), is COSTLY. Best to be avoided.
Yeah, it's silly, a waste of rubber and damaging to your bike, but it's the bogan mating call. How else will they reproduce?
Yeah, the N400 is a bit notorious for clutch issues due to weak springs, parts with more movement than they should have and poorly machined bits.
Practicing burnouts with those things in mind is a great way to burn it up.
I'm no mechanic, but it's potentially just the friction plates in this instance? The N400 with it's weak springs can make them wear more than they should.
If so that's probably a fairly simple task for anyone who can do an oil change and has a torque wrench. There are a bunch of videos online.
Basically it'll be:
- Ordering new clutch gasket, just in case, might be ok though
- Ordering new plates and soaking in new oil
- Drop the oil (optional, alternative is leaning the bike a lot, I'd recommend it though)
- Open clutch side
- Release spring plate (slowly undoing each side)
- Take off cover
- Take clutch plates and steels out maintaining order (put them face down on something in correct order, so if you do it in reverse its correct)
- Put new plates in following the reverse order (narrows/wides), i.e. when you pick up an old clutch plate, put in the new one matching the size, coat steels in oil when replacing
- Attach cover
- Attach spring plate (slightly tightening so the plate isn't on a weird angle) to torque
- Reinstall clutch cover with new gasket if the current one is iffy
- Guess I should add, put new oil in if you dropped it earlier
There's service manuals available around the internet which will explain how to do all of this properly.
Personally, if you're in there anyway, I'd be ordering at least the upgraded springs and thicker plates. Norton/Spears sells them. You'd want the clutch cable spring, and barnett clutch springs, and the barnett friction plates.
Wait and see if anyone calls this out as wrong, as like I mentioned I'm not all that mechanically inclined.
Thank you guys!! I'm still a new rider and I honestly don't mind any mistakes I make throughout this journey!! I have actually replaced my whole kit, I followed the guide off of Norton. So I should go look on the forums on how to clear it BUT is there any way that I could find more information about this error code? That's what spooked me. I just want to make sure it's just the bike is fine and nothing else is making this error happen.