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Re: 2002 vf750c Reply #15 on: October 20, 2018, 10:51:32 PM


 It may be easier to diagnose by standing to the side while I drive by.
 And I could get to Florida without going through Dallas.
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Re: 2002 vf750c Reply #16 on: October 21, 2018, 03:45:35 AM

 And I could get to Florida without going through Dallas.

Hootmon's your man then!  :-P
Terry

My mama always told me never put off till tomorrow people you can kill today.

Allen, TX.

74 GT750 - 75 GT380 – 01 Magna - 03 KX 250-01 – 04 WR 450 - 74 T500 Titan



Re: 2002 vf750c Reply #17 on: October 22, 2018, 10:29:11 AM
I think Allen is near Houston.. You don't have to go thru Dallas to get there, and it's a hell of a lot closer than Tampa!!!
Besides, Look at my latest post, I have too many bikes here already!!!!

"accidents aren't predictable, don't be a DUMBASS" - MD Dan



Re: 2002 vf750c Reply #18 on: October 22, 2018, 03:42:07 PM
I sent Allen a PM also, no response, of course with him you have to find Allen on the boat.
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Terry

My mama always told me never put off till tomorrow people you can kill today.

Allen, TX.

74 GT750 - 75 GT380 – 01 Magna - 03 KX 250-01 – 04 WR 450 - 74 T500 Titan



Re: 2002 vf750c Reply #19 on: October 26, 2018, 09:29:18 AM

  I'm back. Had problems with getting on this site.
 I should have put a smiley face on this:And I could get to Florida without going through Dallas.
 My dermatologist is in Rockwall and that 70 mile round trip is a big event for me, so Florida would be a major expedition for me. I am curious as to what is going on and no doubt will eventually . Ordered a new chain and both sprockets since that will be an eventual need.
 I am open to any ideas and will certainly keep you guys in the loop when I find out what is going on. I was hoping you boys would have said "They all do that, it's part of the brilliant design of the magna." But I guess not. 
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Re: 2002 vf750c Reply #20 on: October 26, 2018, 10:20:35 PM
Nothing really goes on like that except a clutch slipping.
Terry

My mama always told me never put off till tomorrow people you can kill today.

Allen, TX.

74 GT750 - 75 GT380 – 01 Magna - 03 KX 250-01 – 04 WR 450 - 74 T500 Titan



Re: 2002 vf750c Reply #21 on: October 29, 2018, 11:05:03 PM


 Thanks, I'll keep an eye on it. I would have thought a slipping clutch meant a loss of power, but I'm not a mechanic.
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Re: 2002 vf750c Reply #22 on: October 30, 2018, 01:39:22 AM
You will experience a loss of power and a higher RPM sound vs speed especially if you get on it hard in all gears you will notice it.

1. Could be due to type of oil used (oil not for wet clutches)

2. Worn Clutch fibers or maybe warped steel plates

3. Weak springs on a good clutch.

4. Aftermarket springs will take care of some of this.

I normally switch my clutch springs out for after market ones that are 15 percent stronger.
Terry

My mama always told me never put off till tomorrow people you can kill today.

Allen, TX.

74 GT750 - 75 GT380 – 01 Magna - 03 KX 250-01 – 04 WR 450 - 74 T500 Titan



Re: 2002 vf750c Reply #23 on: October 31, 2018, 05:24:31 PM
This is probably not the issue... but the chain tension on the Magna should be checked under its own weight, with the suspension loaded. Basically 7/8" to 1 1/8" inch of slack with the bike wheels on the ground. (Then lift the rear wheel and roll it around to look for tight spots in the chain etc.)

Also I read most of the posts, so I'm sorry if I missed this, but have you checked to make sure that the rear wheel is properly aligned with the drive sprocket? I generally use a fabric tape measure off the bottom of the swingarm and measure the distance from two common points on the swingarm to where the sidewall on the tire starts.

I'm wondering if it's not your clutch? Perhaps it's starting to go out and only the low gears are more noticeable if the revs are higher when you roll off the throttle?
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Re: 2002 vf750c Reply #24 on: November 02, 2018, 10:10:22 PM

 I went from Terrell to Forney @ 75 mph @5000 rpm, which I read somewhere is to be expected.

 The oil is new, but I have no idea what it is.
  "I generally use a fabric tape measure off the bottom of the swingarm and measure the distance from two common points on the swingarm to where the sidewall on the tire starts." I will check this, but will be surprised if the shop that changed the rear tire messed that up. They do it for a living after all.

 What gets me is how it has to warm up before it does it.

 So do you guys have any preferences as to what brand or brands of clutch parts are best? I deal with Bike Bandit and Dennis Kirk a lot for parts, and think they carry most brands.

 And, again, thanks to all of you for taking the time to help me. 
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Re: 2002 vf750c Reply #25 on: November 03, 2018, 03:32:53 AM


 So do you guys have any preferences as to what brand or brands of clutch parts are best?


I am partial to Barnett Kevlar Clutch and parts, no reason other then it is what I found first way back when, it worked well and when something works I stay with it, I think the springs are about 15 percent heavier.

http://www.barnettclutches.com/351/honda/0/0/2002-honda-vf750c-cd-c2-magna%20deluxe.html

 
Terry

My mama always told me never put off till tomorrow people you can kill today.

Allen, TX.

74 GT750 - 75 GT380 – 01 Magna - 03 KX 250-01 – 04 WR 450 - 74 T500 Titan



Re: 2002 vf750c Reply #26 on: November 03, 2018, 10:25:16 AM


 So do you guys have any preferences as to what brand or brands of clutch parts are best?


I am partial to Barnett Kevlar Clutch and parts, no reason other then it is what I found first way back when, it worked well and when something works I stay with it, I think the springs are about 15 percent heavier.

http://www.barnettclutches.com/351/honda/0/0/2002-honda-vf750c-cd-c2-magna%20deluxe.html

  I've got the same clutch in my Magna.  It's worked perfectly for years now.

Charlie
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Re: 2002 vf750c Reply #27 on: November 04, 2018, 08:26:54 PM

  Well two of you is good enough for me. Barnett parts it will be.
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