A few questions.
Hello. i have a few questions mostly regarding maintenance on my bike(01 rc51).
First is my clutch. im pretty sure its slipping a little. when i hammer on the throttle i get this lurching in the bikes acceleration. its happening in first and second gear and i wasn't there last year. clutch will fully disengage with no "creeping". i assume i need to replace the clutch. probably should be done anyway. I saw online that i don't really need the special service tool. i have done clutches before and i didn't need them then(not on a rc51 though), i assume its similar with this as well. Am i right to say that? also, would a oem clutch be fine or is there better aftermarket options. i am really just a weekend rider and don't really have any interest in hitting the track.
second question is the valve clearance check. Its time to do it and i am wondering if this is a task i can do myself. i have a feeler gauge and the service manual. the manual makes it look super simple...and aside from the gauge and the shim thickness tool, i dont need anything else for the job? and with that said...the bike is at 25 000km and i think its had an easy life since i have owned it, and have owned it since it had 14 000km. would i need to be replacing shims?
Third question is about the ignition system. i want to do plugs and wires, and i am looking into maybe seeing if there is a way to upgrade it. i read online that some guys were switching to coils off of cbr's but performance increases were mostly unnoticed. it said that it was mostly a reliability thing. I was also looking into getting the ignition module for the pc3 usb( pc3 currently installed) and getting everything professionally tuned. ATM the bike has jardine rt two slip ons and i think i am using a jardine slip on map. So my questions are, since i am ripping the system apart, are there any improvements i could make that are with the time and money, or is stock fine, and is the ignition module worth having? the power commander site sucks, and says really nothing to successfully sell there product, and that's when you have finished waiting for it to load. and in general finding any good info on the rc51 can be a challenge...and parts..haha.
anyway i think that's about it for now. everything else seems to be in good order. Thanks in advance for the info and safe raiding to all.
Info on my bike :
2001 honda RC51
PC3 usb with jardine map
jardine slip ons
rest is stock.