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2003 Honda Recon friction material smell

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I bought a 2003 Recon from a kid that beat it – all plastics cracked etc, When I replaced the rear brake the inside – axle, rear oil  - were clean and in good shape, so I think Honda won the kid vs quad battle.

It shifts a little clunky (I made the adjustment) and after riding for a while I get a hot friction material smell I wonder if he used the wrong oil and if any damage was done.

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Thanks Frank

I believe it was there before, but I'll back off the rear brakes and see what happens. 

How would an auto  oil affect the Honda clutch ?

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No i don’t think you would get an odor based on the fact it’s internal but the engines have breathers so you might. I’m just not 100 percent sure. I know the clutch wont act right and you will feel a slip.  

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Frank

I would think it might affect friction, but since it is a wet clutch, probably no odor.I should heve thought of the rear brakes tho

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Yep that’s the first thing that popped into my head was the brake pad smell. I used to love the smell of he brakes when I did them on my cars! Crazy but I did. 

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