Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Perth, , Australia
When was it last you did a service on your bike?
You probably have the same problem as most GLs, the speed of the air/fuel mix whether you have a carb or fuel injection, after a while of evaporation creates a small drop of water in the carb, jets or injectors.
There are several products in the market that claim to remove crap from your fuel system and clean them. BUT , they are all nothing else than Methylated Spirits.
Alcohol (not the drinking kind) Alcohol removes water from your system.
Next time you fill her up, put in a litre of Methylated Spirits in the tank and thereafter every 3[sup]rd[/sup] full tank put in half a litre.
That should keep the system clean and free from sludge and water that is readily available at the bottom of all Tanks in all Pump Stations.
Why you need to pull the clutch in is the type of oil you use and probably the intervals between changing that oil.
The wet clutch system on Honda is not happy with Milky oil.
Change your oil more often than recommended.
Use correct type of oil for the area you live in.
Also if you use your clutch too often and you feel that she is slipping a bit, it is time to do some repairs.
This is as good advise I can give you on correspondence without been able to see the bike.
Tell me how it goes.
Have fun, Drive safe and enjoy your ride.