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I would revisit the clutch adjustment especially the clutch cable for smooth sliding and no kinks in the outer cable. gear 5 is normally an over drive gear which requires most power from the engine so a clutch not properly set will be tending to slip, as it will be heated and will be fading. I would look closely at the cable being hung up from the internal wire fraying and jamming on a bit.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: 3rd gear clutch slip
is this pensol15/40 a motorcycle oil ,do not use auto motor oil in your bic it contains a friction modifier which will coat the clutch plates and cause them to slip and then glaze. the clutch plates will have to be removed and cleaned with brake cleaner and lighty sanded to remove the glaze. jim
Posted on Apr 09, 2009
Sounds like the bike has been doing wheeles and burnouts. As the clutch plates wear the cable needs adjusting. You have reached the end of the actuating cam. New plates are your best bet.
Posted on Jul 02, 2009
Any special oils or lubricants in the gearbox? Use 10w40 motor oil in the gear box. Don't use any synthetic oils, oil marked "EC", or oil with "special" additives. Stick with the major brands; Pennzoil, Quaker State, Mobil or Shell. If in a hot area like Texas or New Mexico go with 20w50.
If the clutch still slips then go to a different mechanic and have him adjust the clutch. The first guy doesn't know what he is talking about.
Posted on Jul 12, 2009
You can adjust it by slackening the cable...unless it has hydraulic operation....Otherwise get it replaced before you do more damage..ie clutch dust and debris in the oil, so dont forget the oil and filter change too.
Posted on Jul 22, 2009
only two things going on here, first the clutch is out of adjustment, no enough free play, the next is the clutch plates and springs need replacing.
Posted on Sep 15, 2009
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