mister november· Registered
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So this is what I am trying to figure out: I adjusted my clutch per the cb200 shop manual which was pretty vague and the pics are fuzzy (pdf). The clutch, after my initial adjustment, seems off, like it is slipping, at 70 mph on a flat road in 5th gear the tach indicates 7200 or so Rpm. Is that typical? The clutch also seems to really have a hard time on moderate hills and does not perform well after the bike has been cruising near top speed for a while. It also kinda bogs as the clutch engages when I am pulling away from a stop. I would like to know if anyone has any tips and tricks for optimizing my cb200 clutch. If you think the clutch should be replaced (it has 6200 miles at this point, I don't ride the bike hard at all), can someone point out a resource the can walk me through replacing the clutch friction rings and springs, again the shop manual was not very clear to me. Is there a quick and somewhat easy way to remove the basket and inspect/resurface/replace the rings? I would really appreciate any and all help with this.