Clutch slipping

8 replies to this topic
  • Tom81

Posted November 25, 2005 - 02:58 PM


After I've changed oil on my R, the clutch is now slipping. It is most noticeable in 4th and 5th. The oil is Motul Semi- synthetic 10W40 API-grade SG.

What could cause this??? Maybe someone can help me out...


  • Tber

Posted November 25, 2005 - 05:19 PM


how many miles do you have? Have you tried adjusting?

  • Tom81

Posted November 26, 2005 - 01:00 AM


Adjust what!! The cables?? Not the problem, cables are fine.

  • babbs

Posted November 26, 2005 - 06:28 AM


I might be going out on a limb here, but maybe it's the oil.

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  • babbs

Posted November 26, 2005 - 06:29 AM


Try switching to the oil you were using before. Try the cheap fixes before ripping into the case to replace the clutch.

  • Tom81

Posted November 26, 2005 - 10:14 AM


Maybe you're right. I just don't know what type oil it was before since this is my first oilchange on this bike. But i Think i will give it a try.

  • goblin127

Posted November 26, 2005 - 10:26 AM


I am not that familiar with that brand of oil,but if its a auto motive oil and it says energy conserving on the label than its going to make the wet cluth slip.

  • wr450fyamaha

Posted November 26, 2005 - 10:43 AM


just run good 'ol honda brand 10w40.

  • braumannh

Posted October 28, 2008 - 03:55 AM


had the same problem, in my case was caused by the cheap motor oil I used.

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