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Switching oil types question

Postby motorider200 » 07:01 pm Dec 10 2004

Hey everybody, I just switched from gearsaver to mobil 1 with the red cap and now my clutch has started to act funny. The cluch doesn't want to disengage all the way. I used to be able to start the bike in gear just fine and now I can't. It didn't start doing it until about 1:30-2:00 hours after the switch. I am clueless as to what might be going on. Should I just change the oil again with mobil 1? Or should i switch back to gearsaver? My only reason for switching in the first place was because I was at the auto parts store buying oil for my truck and saw the mobil 1 and thought I would give'er try and see if I like it. Any help would be great. Thanks, Braden
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Postby skipro3 » 09:47 pm Dec 10 2004

Changing the oil twice will ensure you got the old stuff out. I use red cap mobil1 and it works great for me. I use the full quart.
There are a couple of things you might want to check:
1. Cable adustment. If it has streached any at all, then it may cause this type of problem
2. Cable needs lubing. A dry cable will also not work well.
3. Cable is binding up somewhere.
Go through the adjustment proceedure in your manual.
Good Luck and post back what you find.
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Postby motorider200 » 10:23 pm Dec 12 2004

Thanks for the reply Skipro3, I changed the oil and adjusted the clutch some and and everything seems to be just fine.
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Postby Indawoods » 10:28 pm Dec 12 2004

Mobil 1 all the way.... great stuff! :supz:
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