When I changed to synthetic it made a huge difference and the clunk is not near as bad.
Well, that pretty much describes shifting DOWN.When I shift from 1st to 2nd I don't rotate the throttle back much when I pull the clutch in to shift gears....
lus1:Put slight pressure on the shift lever so that when you close throttle and/or release the clutch, the tranny shifts at the time when it's best synchronized. This, as opposed to forcing it whenever your foot feels like it.
The bike only has 4400 miles on it. I
Oh stop please! You really didn't realize that a machine designed to be shifted USING the clutch might be damaged by shifting gears under power WITHOUT using the clutch ?????I didn't realize that, could you perhaps share why you think this is so??
I wasn't talking to you, but if chose to respond the least you could do is answer the question.Oh stop please! You really didn't realize that a machine designed to be shifted USING the clutch might be damaged by shifting gears under power WITHOUT using the clutch ?????
Give us a break and stop trolling for a fight. :fight2:
This is not rocket science. It should be pretty obvious.but thats what he does..
I'm pretty much going to go with easy rider's response although I don't always agree with the way he fires his flame cannon so quickly.I didn't realize that, could you perhaps share why you think this is so??
Good explanation!Without load on the tranny (clutch In) the gear synchro's can match up the speed of the input shaft to the output shaft so that the gears mesh.
Consumer beware; "synthetic blend", oils can have as little as 1% synthetic oil in the blend and still be legally called a blend. If the oil bottle doesn't state the percentage of synthetic oil present in the blend, it might be a very poor value.I have been using a Synthetic blend for the last 2 seasons with good results. Saves a couple bucks a qt and seems better than standard oil.