Clutch inquiry. '82 CB650
I have noticed lately that if my bike is parked in first (not running of course), and I pull in the clutch lever, it will move but with quite a bit of resistance. Before, it would move easily.
Also, when I first start riding after the warm up, the clutch seems to work perfectly, but once it is hot (20 highway miles or so) the clutch gets grabby. It has a very narrow slip area, and grabs very quickly. It is manageable, and I don't think anyone around me notices me taking off quickly, but I feel it is different.
The only thing that has changed lately (just before the problems started) was that I added a quart of oil (motorcycle 20/50). I am leaking a bit, but just one drop wherever I park. I have put almost 2000 miles on it now, and I am changing the oil tomorrow for the first time.
After I get off the highway (20 miles) at idle, the red light (oil) will come on, but the bike runs fine and if I give it the slightest blip of throttle the light turns off.
Any idea if this is actually a problem forming or if I am just being paranoid?
Last edited by WIP; 04-24-2011 at 10:33 PM.