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post #11 of 23 Old 01-30-2019, 02:03 PM
 
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They will eventually fail altogether and the bike will just stop. If this has been going on for a while, it's doubtful that adjusting the slack will fix it either. When the clutch is adjusted so that tension remains in the cable, the plates gradually start slipping a little under high loads until they are worn so bad that the owner finally notices the problem, and by then it's too late. High speed slippage will wear the plates rapidly.

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They will eventually fail altogether and the bike will just stop. If this has been going on for a while, it's doubtful that adjusting the slack will fix it either. When the clutch is adjusted so that tension remains in the cable, the plates gradually start slipping a little under high loads until they are worn so bad that the owner finally notices the problem, and by then it's too late. High speed slippage will wear the plates rapidly.
This sounds terrible. So question: How do I replace the plates, what tools will I need, what parts will I need, and is it costly?

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These threads should answer your questions. https://www.hondarebelforum.com/f28/...oil-52482.html

https://www.hondarebelforum.com/f28/...ion-65113.html

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How many miles on the odometer on your 2002?

I agree it sounds like a little bit of slippage in the clutch.
You may be lucky and its just time to change them from many miles of use. Other that have reported slippage from using the wrong oil, or the cable too tight and not closing the clutch completely, find it slipping a lot at all gears/speeds and say that takeoff is slow/delayed/sluggish like using an electric outboard motor on a fishing boat.

Since you are finding it mostly in mid-gear/high-throttle and not complaining about taking off from a stop in low-gear/low-throttle it's encouraging that they are probably just normally worn and ready to replace.

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How many miles on the odometer on your 2002?

I agree it sounds like a little bit of slippage in the clutch.
You may be lucky and its just time to change them from many miles of use. Other that have reported slippage from using the wrong oil, or the cable too tight and not closing the clutch completely, find it slipping a lot at all gears/speeds and say that takeoff is slow/delayed/sluggish like using an electric outboard motor on a fishing boat.

Since you are finding it mostly in mid-gear/high-throttle and not complaining about taking off from a stop in low-gear/low-throttle it's encouraging that they are probably just normally worn and ready to replace.
Well the speedometer broke from PO, and am in the process of replacing the speedo gear, but the miles say 34,000. I'm assuming the speedo gear broke some time ago, so maybe 40,000?

Hopefully just normal wear, will try to replace all that stuff in a month or so when I can save up. I've been dumping money into this bike.... *Yay*...

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Duckster has a story about his training team using 10W-40 auto oil for years with no known problems....

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Actually it was 10-30. and it was oil with the energy conserving additives. This went on for several seasons. That doesn't mean it was a good idea, but makes for an interesting anecdote. I mentioned the issue to the supervising chief who was making the oil purchases, but he wasn't concerned about it.

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Going by my experience with using the wrong oil, I'm guessing because the trainer bikes rarely get higher than second or third gear, with little throttle, there just wasn't enough torque to cause the plates to slip. Mine began to slip within 1,000-1,500 miles in the higher gears, and it went downhill from there.

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Yikes!

I'm assuming because my miles are so high (34K to 40K) that it might actually be time for new clutch plates? Hopefully I don't have to do that for another month or two... I've been spending money on this bike for sure...

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