My clutch is slowly starting to drag/slip in gear. Honda 750F. Can i fix it?
I still riding, but i'm scared ill get stuck between destinations
- Anonymous2 months ago
Adjust the handle so it barely disengages the clutch to shift into gear...so it is ALL release, meaning that the clutch is engaged with the flywheel(I know I am using car terms because a bike does not have a flywheel but the idea is that the clutch disc is MAINLY PRESSING AGAINST THE FLYWHEEL FROM THE SPRING PRESSURE & there is no clutch cable holding it away...at all. The clutch is a SLOW FAILURE. It won't suddenly make you stranded. It gets to feel like a mushy automatic transmission.(not head snapping acceleration or a wheelie) That is how that fails. You have time to go out and buy the clutch discs. Disassembly usually means taking the motor out of the bike and disassembling it to get at the disks which are inside. If you never done it before, then it is not for a first timer. Take it to a bike shop and pay them to do it. Without an instruction manual, you are going to leave transmission gears on the floor. You probably get another month out of it. It will be mushy slow. and you will have to ride in a lower gear to climb the same hills so in 3rd instead of 5th.
- fuzzyLv 62 months ago
Download (or buy) a manual. Most likely reason is adjustment - set this up right before buying parts.
If replacement necessary & oil change not due you can lean the bike over on its side more than 45 degrees ( earth bank?) clutch up of course & remove the cover. Follow directions from the manual
- The DevilLv 72 months ago
Motorcycle clutches are not hard to replace. There's not a lot of pressure to deal with when you open the basket to replace the multiple plates. Look in the service book. I'd rather do that all day than replace car clutches.Source(s): I've already replaced a few car clutches and motorcycle clutches, so I know.
- adamLv 42 months ago
everyone saying replace it. Did you adjust it yet first?
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- Anonymous2 months ago
It is relatively simple to replace a clutch – you may need specialist tools or you can improvise them to hold the basket – but it can be daunting due to the complex number of parts.
Manuals will show you how and photographing everything as you go along is extremely useful for re-assembly.
But first, are you sure that the cable is correctly adjusted?
- curmudgeon55Lv 72 months ago
maybe. first thing to check is oil, type of oil at last change. Newer low friction car oils available at discount price sometimes have low friction additives, minimal zinc that sort of fouls catalytic converters and the new additives cause 'wet' clutches to slip, some times drag- the symptoms you have described. The oil specs for new cars, low friction advertising, better fuel mileage is a tip off. If you want cheaper oil or need to get oil on road and no 'motorcycle oil' available- then go for 15-40 Diesel spec pre DEF. Early Hondas speced 10-40 'automotive oil' for engine and tranny unitary engine design- this was before the cats on cars became common and the zinc removed from oil. If in doubt about oil, then change it for 'motorcycle oil' or Honda lube as speced- pay the double price over Walmart blue bottle low friction oil. The new car oil problem is fairly well known at motorcycle shops. Oil test service at some truck stops, dealers- Teflon molecules instead of Zinc is bad for the wet clutches. .
- John AldenLv 72 months ago
Sure, remove the side cover and replace it.
- ExoplanetLv 72 months ago
Using the spec'd engine oil? Is it a hydraulically actuated clutch? Have you tried adjusting the lever or clutch end of the cable? Clutches are pretty easy: take off the cover plate, take out the basket & remove & replace the clutch pack, then readjust and ride and readjust and ride. Get a Honda, Haynes, or Clymer shop manual, or all three. You might need to buy JIS screwdrivers, a runout gauge, a dial caliper and / or a micrometer. Lefty loosey, righty tighty.
- FØXY ÐïLv 52 months ago
Replace clutch plates and springs and if you're not mechanically minded have a mechanic do the work.
You must first drain the oil, disconnect the cable or hydraulic fluid line and remove the clutch housing. The plates may be held in by metal pins or some other means so it's imperative to get a workshop manual and take pictures on your smartphone at every stage of disassembly so you can put it back together right.
- Justin ThymeLv 72 months ago
Replace your clutch plates.