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Bulloween

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Clutch problem
« on: September 14, 2017, 22:55:57 »
Hi guys I'm having problems with my clutch. I like to adjust the clutch disengage point very low (i mean clutch lever works when it is near to the handlebar like 4/3 of the way) Few weeks ago while the motor is hot in traffic the clutch couldn't disengage, the motor moves on while I'm holding the clutch. I cannot put in neutral and couldn't start the bike on gear. Because the motor moves when i hit the start button while I'm holding the clutch lever. So I wait Little and turn the clutch adjuster knob on the lever end, the bike works again. So I changed the clutch pads, motor oil (motul 7100, 10-40), clutch springs. But my problem didn't solved. So I adjust the lever  for disengaging point a little far from the handle bar. Now it works. But in traffic the disengage point moves to the handlebar again. Any ideas? Thanks.

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Re: Clutch problem
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2017, 12:21:24 »
What kind of oil did you use before the change? Fully synthetic?? 15W-50

Also you can dismount the clutchlever near front sprocket. Clean it up and put on some new grease. It can backfire from a small gravel or dust.

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Re: Clutch problem
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2017, 13:00:01 »
Did you check/change the clutch-cable?
May be that it is - because of the age - lengthened.

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Re: Clutch problem
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2017, 16:03:36 »
Thank you guys for the quick reply.
Skye, I used the same 10W-40 motul, and grease the clutch lever parts on the case. Nothing changed.
Meiıne dicke; I used 3 brand new different non oem varadero clutch cabe. Maybe I must order an oem varadero cable.

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Re: Clutch problem
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2017, 21:12:26 »
I had a problem with my clutch a few years back that sounds similar to your issues. Thankfully mine was still under warranty. Honda techs had it apart and back together but could find nothing wrong.  I had to kill the engine to get the bike into Neutral. This materialised at about 11000 miles. After a lot of head scratching it was found to be the central bearing in the clutch basket was a fraction of a mm out of line which affected the clutch engaging correctly, we only found this by chance when the washer fell out of the basket when I was handling it in the workshop and the tech noticed some scoring on it. I got a new clutch basket under warranty and thankfully that sorted it for me. I hope your problem is easier and cheaper to sort than this.

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Re: Clutch problem
« Reply #5 on: Today at 09:07:07 »
Hi aboynamessue, did you always had that problem, or only in hight traffic (when the engine and oil is hot)? in my condition the problems occur only in very high traffic and I can not put in neutral in any condition, just to wait to cool down or change the clutch cable free play.