As my wife and I were out cruising, the clutch started slipping. It was a Saturday afternoon, so we just eased on over to the Honda dealer. As it turned out, the clutch regulator and/or some little o-ring in there someplace, failed so it was a warranty item. They replaced the entire clutch and while they were at it, they found a problem with the final drive and fixed it also. Total under warranty was over $2,000. Carl's Cycles in Boise, Idaho treated me great and the bike is back on the road and running strong. I believe clutch failures on any Gold Wing are rare occurrances. These things happen and when they do, it is good to have the warranty and a dealer that knows how to put one of these things together after being torn down extensively.