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Remember how I said my machine was acting dumb and I was going to get a hydro clutch? ya? Well I finally got tired of the Honda guys saying nothing was wrong so I told em to take it apart and see what they could see... yep, due to lack of free play in my clutch (didnt I ask them to fix that several times?) my clutch is molten piece of organic material... costing $400+ to replace... WTF?
This sucks...
 

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whats the story behind this? there was no free play in the clutch? this should be covered by warranty if its nothing you did.
 

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They had the regional Honda tech over... he turned down the warranty in person... a$$hole.. It seems Honda does not like to honor warranties.. so I am going to see about getting a refund of the $600 for my extended warranty...
I PMd Wayne about his clutch kit... there is no way that Honda is going to get money for a clutch when they should have covered it....
 

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I think they mean the cable...
Back story:
I bought it... (duh)
to release the clutch you would have to make the lever go to more then 3/4 the possible extension for the clutch to release... (which is wrong) I tried to adjust the cable to make it release it 30-45% of possible but it would only go to about 55% (not touching the lever at all is 100%)
So I brought it to the dealer that I bought it from, and they claimed it was my parking brake pressing against my clutch cable and they cleaned the small amount of dirt out of the area in question. Worked ok for all of 15min with me riding it. I tried again, and the damn thing wouldnt go proper. So I changed to another local dealer... (a powerhouse dealer which is supposed to be the biggest dealer around. THey played with it and called it good. worked ok for a while but still acted up under hard throttle... grrr. So I try to adjust again, still no dice... I finally get to the point where I know it has to be fixed and that maybe Honda will pay for something that has not been right since I bought the machine... But no.. no they wont.damn Honda.
 

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hmm... this is definitely something they should be covering. what was the reason they denied it? how are they blaming you for it not working? additionally, they already knew there was a problem when you first brought it in.
 

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I dont think you're doing it right... I think you had the cable too tight, thinking that you were adjusting where the pressure is completely removed from the disks but thats not the case... all that does is take up the slack in the cable to the point the lever is just barely touching the pressure plate, which of course has to be adjusted to take up the slack from the wear of the clutch disks/plates... With the cable so tight, the pressure plate was partially released and with riding it like that allowed the disks to slip burning them up...
 

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I dont think you're doing it right... I think you had the cable too tight, thinking that you were adjusting where the pressure is completely removed from the disks but thats not the case... all that does is take up the slack in the cable to the point the lever is just barely touching the pressure plate, which of course has to be adjusted to take up the slack from the wear of the clutch disks/plates... With the cable so tight, the pressure plate was partially released and with riding it like that allowed the disks to slip burning them up...
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yepp... I am going to get it back and do all the work myself, so I hope a clutch job is something a backyardian can do with simple tools... I will take pics...
 

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yepp... I am going to get it back and do all the work myself, so I hope a clutch job is something a backyardian can do with simple tools... I will take pics...
eh, its a little bit more than changing headlights, lol... but its possible. the service manual gives you a step by step, but i think you need some special tools (which you MIGHT be able to get from autozoone or somewhere). havent really looked into it.
 

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No special tools needed. Just remember the discs have colors on them for a reason. I got my clutch plates from Hinson and also stronger springs. They seem to work great. If the plates have a glazing on them you may need to buff that off to assure proper grip. Also remember to soak your plates in oil for a little while prior to installing them.
 

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Honda dropped the price to just above costs of parts.... so going with them...
 

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Just if you are going to do it yourself at some point (I did mine a few months ago, it was slipping really bad, wouldn't even do a wheelie in 2nd), there are 7 plates I think total, with 1 of which is different. (Mine didn't have different colors like Nasty said, but rather there is a marking on one of the tabs of each plate (Like TB1 or JB1 or something other)) Just make sure you put the different one in the right spot and also the 2 spacers in the back of the housing, make sure the cupped one is facing the right way. I am sure the manual says this. But it is a really easy job, 45 minutes max I would say for a first timer. Just make sure you soak the Plates in oil. The only special tool you would need is a torque wrench if you wanted one.
 
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