Clutch fluid went black at 200mi??
Hello all, I'm new to the site, discovered it while googling a problem with my first honda..
I got this '07 1000RR repsol about 5 weeks ago, watched them (like a hawk) uncrate and prep the thing. Put about 100 miles on over the last few weeks, and went for a 120 mile ride today. When I went to put her up, I noticed the clutch reservoir was way above the max mark, and the fluid was really dark.
Thinking back over the ride, I did hear a loud pop at one point, thought I'd hit a branch and taken out my fairing. I did stop to check the bike, but didn't look at the cylinder that I recall.
Since mile 1, I've had a bit of a flaky shift, if I stop at a light in 2nd gear, I cant shift to 1st, it just doesnt go anywhere when I kick the shifter down -- I have to let the clutch out a bit till the bike starts pulling, and then pull it back in to drop to 1st.
I've posted a bunch of pics.. I'll be calling my dealer tomorrow, but they won't have any space for me for a few weeks.. Does anyone have any ideas of what it could be? I checked the seals in the reservoir, they seem ok.
Bad bearing? Oil leaking in? Any help would be appreciated..
I expect this from my ducati's, I'm shocked that the honda is having a problem at 200 miles.