Gear shifting

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Gear shifting

#1 Unread post by cduryea » Tue Jul 15, 2008 10:45 am

So I recently bought a 2004 Honda Rebel 250. Everything works great on it but there is one thing that I'm unsure about. When I start riding every morning the gears shift very smoothly but as the ride progresses, shifting UP takes a little more effort from my foot than it did when I first started the bike. I would say that the issue is some sort of lubricant but that doesnt explain why it works better in the beginning and is less effective 5 minutes into the ride. I don't know a thing about mechanics and am far from a gearhead so simple instructions/help are appreciated. Thanks.

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#2 Unread post by fireguzzi » Tue Jul 15, 2008 11:07 am

Have you checked the oil level?

It could be a lube problem. If your too low on oil it may lube the clutch and the transmission while all the oil is just sitting there in the sump but when you ride for a minute that oil is pumped through the rest of the engine possibly leaving the lower down bits like the tranny and clutch dry. It's worth it to give it a look. Thats just one suggestion. Hopefully some more people will give you theirs. Good luck!
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#3 Unread post by Sev » Tue Jul 15, 2008 1:19 pm

I'd change the oil if it was mine. More then likely the oil is breaking down and losing viscosity when it gets hot.
Of course I'm generalizing from a single example here, but everyone does that. At least I do.

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