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post #1 of 17 Old 03-23-2012, 04:51 AM Thread Starter
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Two clunks riding in this morning

Happened after I accelerated at a normal pace, got into top gear and there was a small clunk and the power studdered for just a second, then a couple seconds later the same thing. Chain tension was fine when I left the house, new chain and sprockets, just changed the oil (honda gn4) the low fuel light had come on, but I still had about .7 of a gallon in there at least. I'm coming up on 16k and I haven't checked the plugs yet. Only happened for those two times then didn't happen anymore the rest of the 30 mile ride.

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post #2 of 17 Old 03-23-2012, 04:58 AM
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Did the power loss feel like you hit the Rev limiter or did it feel like a mechanical/physical occurrence?

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I've never hit the rev limiter before. It felt like it was mechanical

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Maybe it was false neutral. Didn't you say in another thread that you started riding GP shift? You might need to adjust the lever so you can get a good shift.

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Maybe it was false neutral. Didn't you say in another thread that you started riding GP shift? You might need to adjust the lever so you can get a good shift.
Nah I put it back. I did think that maybe I didn't shift well and it kind of popped in and out of gear. Hope that's it.

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This clunk usually rides alone;-)

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Nah I put it back. I did think that maybe I didn't shift well and it kind of popped in and out of gear. Hope that's it.
Between 5th and 6th, right?

Known issue. Well, not really an issue, but it's been documented on here before. Just shift real hard into 2nd and 6th, or get in the habit of preloading the shift lever with your foot.

I do it a few times each year when I'm lazy with my shifts. What might help is lowering the angle of the shifter slightly. This forces you to get your toe under the shifter and requires your foot to travel father to reach a more comfortable positon, hence forcing the shift to go 100% to completion.

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What G00Gl3 says ^^

Pre-load your shifts to 80% of what it takes to get it into gear, give the gas an ease off and simultaneously load the shifter to 100%. I usually use the clutch lever from 1-2 but 3 to 6 is all clutch-less.

Not to start another oil-flinging thread, but false neutrals seem to pronounced with the oil being used.

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Happened again on the way home, Dropped outta 6th and back into 5th gear.

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Firm, quick, crisp shifts.

If you are doing the above and it is popping out of gear, maybe check the oil as it comes out to see for metal shavings...it doesn't sound good to me.

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it's your shifting.. happens to me all the time if get lazy shifting up from 5th. practice your shifting skills. don't do it half assed.

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You got any slack to your clutch cable?

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You got any slack to your clutch cable?
Could someone take a picture of that little arm where the clutch cable connects to the clutch? I noticed when I removed the cable from the lever to lube it and the cable was slack that arm was in a completely different position. I've been riding for a week since I lubed it though.

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Could someone take a picture of that little arm where the clutch cable connects to the clutch? I noticed when I removed the cable from the lever to lube it and the cable was slack that arm was in a completely different position. I've been riding for a week since I lubed it though.
If someone doesn't get to it first, I will when I leave work here in 30 minutes.

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move your shift lever down (if your running standard shift style) a good almost half inch... no joke. Ull never have the problem again.

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Thanks for the advice guys, and thanks for that pic marylandmike. Mine looks just like that,

I wasn't having this problem until after I reversed the gear shift for a day. I guess I may not have gotten it back on the spline exactly how it was before. So hopefully the adjustment will help.

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