Question about 2005 Honda CBR 600 F

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I was wandering if I need to replace my clutch.

When I started my bike a couple of days ago, a cbr 600 it was in neutral. When I put it in first it stalled 3 or 4 times before I could put it in gear.

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  • wmdavies25 Jan 09, 2009

    I appreciate you taking the time to help me.No there was no loud noise it just stalled and it hasnt done it since. That makes alot of sense I never even thought about the kick stand killn the engine. If I continue to have the problem I would like to be able to fix it myself I was a car mechanic for 2 years, but when it comes to bike this is my first. I also wanted to know, my buddy told me cbr 600s and his sasuki were high rev bike, I used to driving stck and im worried im doggn the bike. If im doin 35-40 in second and im at 6 1/2-7 1/2 rpms am i doin damage to the bike is it ok to wind out the gears, it feels to me it responds/performs freat at 8-9 rpms. I hate to sound like such a noob but ill put my pride down i love my bike and i wanna treat her good. Thanks again for takn the time to help.


  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    Bought 1996 shadow 600 from dealership two days ago. Drove it straight home no problems. Sat in my garage, for 1 day. Now when I tried to start it, It would attempt to start then make a *errrr* sound. Now, whenever I try to start it, no noise will occur, like it's not even trying. The headlight works but the neutral light is out. I did have it in neutral, and when I start it, I always use the clutch. Any ideas?



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Have you tried adjusting your clutch cable? If the clutch was bad you would rev the engine in gear but the bike would not speed up as it should because the clutch was slipping. But if your cable is out of adjustment pulling the lever may not be disengaging the clutch. You should find the adjustment at the clutch lever, should be a larger locknut and a smaller adjusting screw. You want about 1/2" of freeplay in the lever before it starts disengaging the clutch.

Did it stall with a big **** like you didn't pull in the lever or did it just die? If it died, maybe the sidestand switch is faulting, killing the engine because it thinks your kickstand is still down.

Posted on Jan 08, 2009

  • Dick
    Dick Jan 10, 2009

    You can shift fairly low in the rpm range if you like. has a dyno chart for a similar bike, you can see you're making 40 hp even at only 6000 rpm. That's plenty for just riding around without lugging the engine. As a comparison, my bike has only 43 hp at the rear wheel at 6250 rpm and I routinely shift between 4-5000. Don't be afraid to wind it out a bit, you won't hurt anything if you get up towards redline now and then.

    Ride safe.



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