Question about Motorcycles
Will the clutch situation work itself out? Should I go back to regular oil?
I'm assuming that you have a "wet" clutch, unlike most cars that have a "dry" clutch. "Wet" means that the clutch sits in the engine oil, "dry" ... that it doesn't!
It's very important that you use only oil specifically made for motorcycles if you have a wet clutch, synthetic or not. The formulation of the oil-additives is different if it is to be used with clutches.
Using "normal" "car" oil, whether it is synthetic or not, is highly likely to result in clutch slip.
If this is what has happened then I can only suggest this course of action:
> Drop that oil out and replace the oil filter
> Refill with cheap motorcycle oil
> Drive for 10 or so miles, get the engine nice and warm
> Drop that oil out
> Refill with cheap motorcycle oil again and drive 10 miles
>> Hopefully at this point the clutch slip will be gone
> Drop that oil out and change the oil filter.
> Now fill with "nice" motorcycle oil
Best of luck :-)
Posted on May 06, 2014
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Your clutch plates have lasted 25 years. It is probably time to get some new plates. Have your dealer get you a set of Barnett clutch plates.
Posted on Apr 22, 2009
Tips for a great answer:
Jan 26, 2016 | Honda Motorcycles
May 06, 2014 | 1997 Honda VF 750 C Magna
Sep 23, 2011 | 2005 Honda VT 750 Shadow Aero
Mar 09, 2011 | 2001 Honda VT 1100 C2 Shadow Sabre
Jan 07, 2011 | Honda VT 750 Shadow Motorcycles
Nov 09, 2010 | 2003 Honda VT 750 CD Shadow A.C.E. Deluxe
Oct 18, 2010 | 2008 Honda VT 750 Shadow
Jun 23, 2009 | 1997 Honda VF 750 C Magna
Jun 16, 2009 | 1995 Honda VT 1100 C Shadow Spirit
Apr 29, 2009 | 2005 Honda VT 750 Shadow Aero
Aug 22, 2017 | Motorcycles
127 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!