A tale of woe about my white SH125 (abs).

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A tale of woe about my white SH125 (abs).

Post by Geoff from Preston » Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:40 pm

A tale of woe about my white SH125 (abs).
I’m sorry to report that Hondas are not as reliable as you would expect.
30.5.17 Bought the bike new.
26.10.18. 8400 miles approx. The belt had been screeching when I started from a standstill. I presumed was due to dust & I found difficulty removing he cover so the bike was under warrantee I had a new belt fitted at Blackpool Honda & the assembly cleaned out at a cost of £64.61.
26.2.19. 9962 miles recorded. The belt had started screeching again occasionally so I took it to Blackpool Honda for inspection & they couldn’t find a problem.
30.5.19. 11800 miles approx. Warrantee ran out.
19.8.19. 12862 miles recorded. There was persistent screeching every time I started from a standstill. Took the bike in to Blackpool Honda they dismantled the variator & showed me worn rollers a worn front pulley plate. The said that the belt was also frayed, would have to be replaced at a cost of £370.72 (See photo) & I paid the bill of £45.00 for the inspection.
19.8.19 I rang Honda Customer Service. They said that they would meet the cost of the parts if I paid for the labour which I agreed as it would save the cost of renewing the belt & weights at a service which was due at 16000miles.
30.8.19. 13322 miles recorded. The variator parts were replaced & I paid the labour cost of £108.00.
Now the screeching has started again I suppose it might be the clutch but I give it a week & take up the matter with Honda Customer Service.
Watch this space.

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Re: A tale of woe about my white SH125 (abs).

Post by Tranberg » Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:59 pm

Look up "Glazed clutch shoes" and see if the symptoms match yours.

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Re: A tale of woe about my white SH125 (abs).

Post by horobags » Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:55 am

should the clutch not have been inspected on previous work done. ?The belt and rollers may well be worn at those miles, if there is a screech, there is a problem, maybe a second opinion Geoff.

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Re: A tale of woe about my white SH125 (abs).

Post by Geoff from Preston » Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:39 pm

Tranberg wrote:
Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:59 pm
Look up "Glazed clutch shoes" and see if the symptoms match yours.
Thanks lads. I think you may have hit the nail on the head. Just had the bike into Blackpool Honda & they've "de-glazsed the the clutch". Seem to have done the job so far. No charge.

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Re: A tale of woe about my white SH125 (abs).

Post by kayz1 » Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:26 pm

You need to give it beans from time to time to stop the clutch glazing . slows it up from happening any way..
So a good thrash every now and again can help officer Honest. :D

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Re: A tale of woe about my white SH125 (abs).

Post by raybarber » Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:29 am

kayz1 wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:26 pm
You need to give it beans from time to time to stop the clutch glazing . slows it up from happening any way..
So a good thrash every now and again can help officer Honest. :D
My SH300 will be alright then :)

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Re: A tale of woe about my white SH125 (abs).

Post by Bogger » Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:38 am

kayz1 wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:26 pm
You need to give it beans from time to time to stop the clutch glazing . slows it up from happening any way..
So a good thrash every now and again can help officer Honest. :D
With Geoff riding, that's never gonna happen :D

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Re: A tale of woe about my white SH125 (abs).

Post by spikeyboy60 » Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:52 am

kayz1 wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:26 pm
You need to give it beans from time to time to stop the clutch glazing . slows it up from happening any way..
So a good thrash every now and again can help officer Honest. :D
Most vehicles need an " Italian tune up " every now and again !!!!!!

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Re: A tale of woe about my white SH125 (abs).

Post by Bogger » Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:20 am

Bin it off Geoff and buy a new one.

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Re: A tale of woe about my white SH125 (abs).

Post by Geoff from Preston » Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:38 pm

Bogger wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:38 am
kayz1 wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:26 pm
You need to give it beans from time to time to stop the clutch glazing . slows it up from happening any way..
So a good thrash every now and again can help officer Honest. :D
With Geoff riding, that's never gonna happen :D

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