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post #1 of 17 Old 11-25-2018, 03:28 PM Thread Starter
 
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2018 rebel 300 clutch issue

So no matter what I’ve tried my clutch has been apparently slipping well on the way home I removed the clutch cable from the clutch arm and voila no slippage whatsoever it seems that no matter how I adjust the cable I can’t get enough free play I have both adjusters as loose as they will go. How is it that the cable is tighter? Cable is clean no kinks pulled it out and reinstalled it same problem
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post #2 of 17 Old 11-25-2018, 05:31 PM Thread Starter
 
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Don’t know what to do is it possible the clutch arm/actuator has somehow shifted back farther than it should, kinda hard to get it to a dealer when I can’t ride it
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Pictures would help. Of both ends and engine end with cable disconnected. Hard to trouble shoot from a distance.
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Something is not adding up here. Does the cable go slack when all your adjustments are to full loose? It seems you are telling us the cable is ALWAYS under tension even if the handlebar lever is flopping loose. This should not be possible. I don't think the little arm on the clutch housing can be rigged wrong either . They typically only go on one way. Take some pictures of both ends of the cable and post them here.

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post #5 of 17 Old 11-25-2018, 07:18 PM Thread Starter
 
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The arm moves as soon as lever is touched
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Handlebar levee is never loose
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OK The problem appears to be that the inner stainless cable is too short for some reason. Is there any adjustment in the middle of the cable that is fully extended? I don't know why there should be, but check that the clutch cable has no mid-point adjustment fittings in the middle of the cable run. If not, you need to have a look at the cable rigging on another similar bike and compare the free length of stainless cable you can see on it with what you have. The clutch arm coming out of the crankcase in your pictures appears to be OK to my eye,

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I realize this is pretty much a duplicate post, but I suspect you may have put energy conserving oil in it, which may have ruined the clutch. You said in your other post that you used Lucas 10w30. Most 10w30 oils have "friction modifiers" in them, which won't work with a wet clutch. If it is still under warranty, I would get it to a dealer somehow.
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post #9 of 17 Old 11-26-2018, 04:52 AM Thread Starter
 
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It says in the front it is for wet clutches
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Yes the Lucas oil used as documented in the pictures ticks all the boxes. It meets JASO and is suitable for wet clutches on motorcycles.
If there is ZERO slack in the clutch cable that is an issue.

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