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January 24, 2005, 09:06 PM

I hit the 4k-mile marker and now I have a great difficulty in shifting gears. It gets very doggy. Has any one experienced this kinda phenomenon? My premonition is may be its lacking oil..?
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January 24, 2005, 09:41 PM

Change your oil. This should clear up your probs. Factory recs I view as only a guideline anytime my shift quality changed I swapped out my oil. Be it 800 or 5000 miles.


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January 24, 2005, 10:03 PM

i change my oil every 2k miles even if its clean and i have no problems
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January 25, 2005, 02:20 PM

i have close to 10K now i have not had any problems with anyhting, i do my oil changes and filter every 3K. My air filter still clean i was going to replace it a month ago after 9K but its in pretty good condition.
mine is a 2003 model. i dont know what your model year is but from 2003 and up its the ultimate reliable.


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January 25, 2005, 03:53 PM

Quote:
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Change your oil. This should clear up your probs. Factory recs I view as only a guideline anytime my shift quality changed I swapped out my oil. Be it 800 or 5000 miles.
+1.

My shifting was sucking ass - so after everyone I asked telling me to change my oil I did.

Problem solved.


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January 25, 2005, 07:40 PM

Which Buell do you ride? With my XB, the more I rode it the easier the gears changes/finding nuetral were. I would also recommend switching to a synthetic gear oil in the transmission~I use Mobil 1 75w90 synthetic gear oil. Makes a big difference.
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January 25, 2005, 08:50 PM

I'd also check your clutch free-play adjustment.


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January 26, 2005, 08:09 AM

I've heard that some people prefer to run synthetic in the primary. I've also heard that some people have run plain old dino oil in there for 200k+ miles. Changing the primary oil is the place to start for sure. It's easy to over fill, so be sure to follow the service manual instructions, rather than just stick a quart in.
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