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post #1 of 32 (permalink) Old 06-29-2012, 09:38 AM Thread Starter
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ending clunk, finding N, start in gear

I couldn't find the other thread on this, so decided to start another one.

trying to chase away "CLUNK" and find NEUTRAL easily

my little ritual is actually working, brakes and wheels quiet, not backfiring, easy shifting
and finds N everytime. seems the bike responds well to long haul riding,
after having a couple days to cool, running better than new imho.


a. I reduced the amount of primary fluid (used a quart instead of 38oz)

b. began starting the bike in gear

c. replaced the factory linkage and adjusted it fairly precise (that I did on day one)

anyone else finding their glides manners getting better over time?

I have about 15k miles now, last oil change was 12k, all three holes.

can't say if it's start in gear, or few oz. less in primary, but I believe it's one of those two.

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To find neutral I've found it best to just shut bike down while I'm 1st gear then one click up it goes right to "N"

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Start using Redline's Heavy Shockproof Gear Oil instead of transmission fluid.

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b. began starting the bike in gear
Not a good plan,because of the extra strain put on the starter motor and battery

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Start using Redline's Heavy Shockproof Gear Oil instead of transmission fluid.
sounds like a plan - also the function is affected by hot/cold/wet/dry

just a thought to HD, why can't they cast in a windage tray for the outer primary cover? keep the chain bath a bath. maybe a safety hazard.

I'll try some redline gear oil - next time I see my redline rep.

bike is still running SWEET no complaints here

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Not a good plan,because of the extra strain put on the starter motor and battery
I start the bike in gear around 50% of the time and I haven't had any starter problems in 35,000 miles and the bikes starter still works like new.


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After i did the compensator it would shift into neutral very easily. Never really had a problem but a big difference after the comp

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Start using Redline's Heavy Shockproof Gear Oil instead of transmission fluid.
are you using all redline?

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Not a good plan,because of the extra strain put on the starter motor and battery
I know it's more churn, but am trying to 'get it where I like it'

my last bike didn't clink, I just forgot what I had done to make it stop going clink

I should try and call the mechanic

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After i did the compensator it would shift into neutral very easily. Never really had a problem but a big difference after the comp
yes, the 2010 stock piece is all wrong for that motor, moco using up evo parts

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I start the bike in gear around 50% of the time and I haven't had any starter problems in 35,000 miles and the bikes starter still works like new.
Your choice

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Not using their motor oil, but only because I'm a fan of Brad Penn oil. I wouldn't hesitate though, they make great products.

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