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post #1 of 12 Old 08-28-2018, 05:29 AM Thread Starter
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No acceleration,clutch issue or gear issue?

Hi all,
I have 2009 honda rebel with 6000 miles on it.
The problem started when i drove to work on a freeway at 60mph and all the sudden i lost power ont the bike(although engine is still running, it just keep revving and go no where). So someone suggested it was the clutch. So i buy a new clutch kit and replaced it. And now the engine would start and the bike got no power, i followed all the spec listed in tech manual. Check all the limit for the disk and plate and spring but still nothing. One thing i did notice is when engine is off and im in gear without touching the clutch lever i can still moved the bike back and foward with some resistance. What do you think i should do next?
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post #2 of 12 Old 08-28-2018, 07:53 AM
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Welcome to forum. Do you have free play in the clutch lever. There should be at least 1/2 inch free play before it feels firm
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Concur with @wjmrty, sounds like your clutch is still partially open.
check that your clutch cable is not overtight and preventing the clutch from fully engaging. The first quarter inch of movement should feel like just taking up the slack before you feel any real pull with the cable.

If that doesn't do it, then check your installation again, you might have missed a plate or other part and its not tall enough to get squeezed.

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It did have 1/2 inch free play. I have taken it apart over 10 times. Still no power. Really not sure what to do now.
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From your own description, the clutch is clearly not engaging at all, that is, the internal fiber and steel plates are free to slide over one another and are not being held together tightly by the springs. If the parts are all there and are new, it seems evident that there is some problem with the assembly of the clutch.

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This is a little risky but might be worth the gamble

On a swingarm stand with the side cover off and the transmission in 5th gear (or highest you can get to) and the plugs removed (minimizes the strain on the trans and the block)

carefully turn the back wheel and watch the clutch and see if you see the fiber rings and steel plates slide past each other...

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This is a little risky but might be worth the gamble

On a swingarm stand with the side cover off and the transmission in 5th gear (or highest you can get to) and the plugs removed (minimizes the strain on the trans and the block)

carefully turn the back wheel and watch the clutch and see if you see the fiber rings and steel plates slide past each other...
From the OP's original description of the problem, Is it not already evident that this is happening?

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From the OP's original description of the problem, Is it not already evident that this is happening?
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We're just trying to help wrap his noodle around the problem so he can find and fix it himself since we aren't there. I'd estimate about 1/3 of the "Fixed It" posts ended different than the first guesses offered...

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I hear ya but if its not a duck, what other bird might it be? What is your hypothesis, Watson?

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If you put "energy conserving" oil in the bike, it would slip the clutch after it worked in...

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