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Hello All,

I have adjusted my clutch at top and bottom. It seems that If I loosen it enough to be fully in gear, then the clutch doesn't dis-engage enough to easily get it in and out of gear.
Help please!
 

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Sounds like the cable has stretched. might be time to replace it.
 

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Bagmaster wrote:
Sounds like the cable has stretched. might be time to replace it.
No kidding, i just replaced it 3k miles ago. Any other remedy?
 

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Perhaps I'm not comncatin well...lol.
I have plenty of adjustment available at top or bottom.
However, I am unable to find a happy medium that allows both complete disengagement, and compete engagement.
Did I do better?:)
 

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Something is wrong. These clutches should fully engage or diseagage with like 1 inch of handle travel. Have you done clutch maintenance inside the housing?
 

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Something is wrong. These clutches should fully engage or diseagage with like 1 inch of handle travel. Have you done clutch maintenance inside the housing?
Only the install of the new cable a few months ago. You may be onto something, however, cause I'm not sure it's been right since I installed it. Any Idea what I could have done wrong?
 

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Not really. There is a basic adjustment to the actuating rod that you can check. The procedure is spelled out very well in the Shop Manual. I would start there.
 

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morriscatt wrote:
Perhaps I'm not comncatin well...lol.
I have plenty of adjustment available at top or bottom.
However, I am unable to find a happy medium that allows both complete disengagement, and compete engagement.
Did I do better?:)
sorry I haven't gotten back to this sooner, been working on my own bike before the cold temps and rain got here again.

Now, in your first post you failed to mention that you had already replaced the clutch cable. Based on that I think Wiskerfish is on to something, I'll have to check a manual right quick and post back on that adjustment he's talking about.
 

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Ok, here's some instructions right out of the Honda factory manual for adjusting the clutch cable properly. I hope these help.





 

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Make sure you are not running oil too thick, it can cause the clutch to drag when you try to release it.
Did you let the engine and transmission warm up good?
A cold clutch may drag more, especially with thick oil.
 

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I did just change oil and trying to find some 10-30 without friction modifiers was tuff, however, I ended up putting in Maxlife. I just read the label and it does have anti-friction additives, however the bottom of the circle is blank. Did I do bad?

Edit,
I think the clutch thing was me... I adjusted it above to get a little slack and it does clank a little when shifting, however, it doesn't grab with the clutch in (while in gear) like it did..
Who knows?
 
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