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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 06-27-2019, 05:36 PM
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Put in Valvoline 20w-50 around October of last year...approximately 1400 miles ago
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Try a different motor oil. Clutch drags when cold with many motor oils, not so much with others. Its not such a bad option to Just Live With It. Point the motorcycle in a safe direction and hold on before putting it in 1st gear.
True dat! I've used Valvoline in my FJR for yrs and yrs, it works fine. But even I won't use 20w-50 except in the hottest of summers down here. Switch to Valvoline 10w-40 4-stroke motorcycle oil and see what happens.
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Sounds like pretty normal behaviour to me. Every motorcycle i’ve ever owned has had cold clutch drag to a greater or lesser degree

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Interestingly, today, I put it in neutral, rolled it back and front about three feet, started it from cold, and put it in 1st gear, and it slipped in with no crunch, and no forward lurch...

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True dat! I've used Valvoline in my FJR for yrs and yrs, it works fine. But even I won't use 20w-50 except in the hottest of summers down here. Switch to Valvoline 10w-40 4-stroke motorcycle oil and see what happens.
I’ve been using almost nothing but 20W-50, but there may be a difference with 2016+ clutch.

Come to think of it the sweetest oil I have used in FJR is a Valvoline 20W-50 “4T” oil I found at Walmart.

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Ptackly, try starting it in neutral, pull the clutch in, blip the throttle and then put it in 1st, I bet it just goes “snip” ,, give it a try and see..

How does it shift after the initial start & drop into gear ?
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Ptackly, try starting it in neutral, pull the clutch in, blip the throttle and then put it in 1st, I bet it just goes “snip” ,, give it a try and see..

How does it shift after the initial start & drop into gear ?
Thanks for the suggestion! Started it like you said and it worked perfectly. Is that an indication of anything??

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