2007 Vulcan 1500 Clutch issues
So, to begin, this is my first bike, got it shortly after I turned 18 this last november, picked it up with 26K miles, the previous owner took exceptional care, infact the manual has everything logged up to 18K ish (Diff changes, oil changes, and even when he converted to synthetic) when I got the bike from his dad (whom he sold it too in a time of need) he said the oil only had around 50 miles on it (this is not logged). But after putting just under 2k miles on it in the matter of just over two months I started having clutch issues. When the oil would get to temperature (or a bit after the bike was at running temp) and my hydraulic clutch would stop working, I did some digging and read about the holes so I made sure those was free, ran the bike around the block and let it run until the fan kicked on about twice and the clutch was working fine so I had assumed I managed to clear out what ever may have been in their, drove it to town the next day(15 miles @ 65mph), worked fine, got to school, fine, headed to college and bam, no clutch. So I managed to pull off to the side, let the bike cool down enough to where I had some pressure in the clutch to get going and drove it home (thank God I did not have to come to complete stops, small town for the win, even watched the light go green as I was getting close to it). I did some more homework and read that as the fluid absorbs water it is no longer functional when hot (which is crazy being it is completely sealed, but it did have 26K on it) so I replaced it and Bam! That seemed to fix that issue. Now the reason for all of that is when I am accelerating it pulls, starts moving, then I give it more, and it is not pulling any harder like clutch is sliping. I have not noticed this until I replaced the fluid, it was pulling until it could not pull anymore, now I do not know if maybe I did not flush the fluid right as it disengages just fine, so it is keeping it from engageing completely or are my clutch plates going out? If you think that it is the hydraulic clutch/actuator how do I adjust this, being it is hydraulic? On top of this, I fear that me having to clutchless shift so much to get home that it may have screwed with the forks too, as when I decelerate with the clutch engaged (engine braking) the normal wine noise is much louder and when I down shift (with clutch disengaged) the wine is present as I down shift. (The wine does disappear when I coast with the clutch disengaged). Finally, I there is this clicky noise that sounds like it is coming from the gearbox and is even loud enough to hear while riding (not the normal click from the V-Twin), did I do this by not paying attention and trying to hammer the shifter back on to the swindle/sprocket thing (I never hit it super hard, but was not really babying it either, I did not see that the bolt threaded to the swindle at first) when I had the side cover off to flush the fluid with the slave cylinder? Any help is greatly appreciated, I tried to provide as much detail as I could and I apologize, here is a sum up so you do not have to keep reading this.
1. Clutch Actuator stopped working, checked the holes, problem seem fixed, drove it, not fixed.
2. Changed fluid in the clutch, problems seems fixed now, but more issues have arose.
3. Bike no longer pulls as hard as it was, almost like clutch slip. Even though the clutch disengages fine it is poor bleeding or are Clutch plates wore out after 28K miles?
4. Bike also non has a much louder wining noise when decelerating with the clutch engaged (engine braking). Did shift forks get messed up with clutchless shifting from having to get home? I had to figure out clutchless down on the fly, so could it be the pressure I was putting on it before I learned to had to be slowed to a proper speed?
5. Finally, clicking noise is now loud enough to hear while riding, I think it is coming from the gearbox, the clicks pick up as the engine speed picks up. Was this caused by me trying to hammer on the shifter because I was not paying attention to see the bolt threads hooks on to the swindle?
Also, if you have any part suggestions (like the clutch plates and such) please provide links to something like a manual and the part/part retailer. While I do know how to work on my truck and other cars with my dad, we have never had to work on bikes so we do not know much about fixing them. (Also, my dad, mom and I all ride, Mom is a school teacher, dad is a tattoo artist and a Sunday School teacher, go figure!) Any help is greatly appreciated!