I just rebuilt the slave cylinder and master cylinder this spring wondering if it might be my oil according to some other posts used pennzoil 10w-40 don't remember clutch slipping last year. Thinking about draining and getting some regular Honda motor oil. ??????????The clutch rarely wears out... hence I wonder if perhaps the problem is due to a worn out Clutch Slave Cylinder instead? eg The Slave may not be fully retracting (with clutch lever outwards), in-turn not fully engaging the clutch itself.
If you used an energy conserving oil that would definitely make the clutch slip. Look at the seal on the back of the oil container that you used and look and see if the words "energy conserving" is on the seal. If it is, then change the oil ASAP.I just rebuilt the slave cylinder and master cylinder this spring wondering if it might be my oil according to some other posts used pennzoil 10w-40 don't remember clutch slipping last year. Thinking about draining and getting some regular Honda motor oil. ??????????
Thanks I Changed the oil this morning went to go for a ride and my rebuilt alternater dose not seem to be working now ready to pull my hair outI just use DELO 400 LE from Wal-mart, much cheaper than Honda and good stuff, works great in my 88 1500 and 95 1500 both as well as my 82 1100
When I bought my 88 I had a very honest seller!
He told me the clutch might need replaced soon and that it had been slipping some before.
When the oil was changed last he said they used "Quick Silver" or something like that, good expensive oil I think, and that the clutch had stopped slipping for now.
Clutch never slipped on me, and when I needed to change the oil I have always ran DELO 400 LE in it since, and still no clutch slipping.
I don't know if the 88 ever had a new clutch put in it in the past or not by any owner but I don't think so, it only has 180K miles on the bike now! LOL
Delo 400 is good with the wet clutches we have. I took my 95 1500 to CA. pulling a heavy 4'x'8 trailer there, and back with a wrecked 1500 (no plastics) on the trailer behind my 95.
I never had an issue with clutch and I pulled some BIG mountains with that heavy load! 95 has about 52K on it now, I put about 20K of that on it since I got it last year and all my oil changes have been Delo 400.
There are also other good oils people like, but so far I have only ran the Delo 400