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2015 A with 41,000 mi. Clutch started slipping today. Always use Mobile 1 Synth. Anything to check before I start ordering parts?

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Never mind, I just fixed it. The power cord for my heated jacket controller was jammed in the clutch lever. YeeeeHaw.
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2015 A with 41,000 mi. Clutch started slipping today. Always use Mobile 1 Synth. Anything to check before I start ordering parts?
Glad you "fixed" it. But "Mobile (sic) 1 Synth" tells us nothing other than you spend a lot of money on oil.

"Synth" is not a motor oil performance specification. Says no more about your oil than "purple". Or green antifreeze vs orange vs blue.

There are at least (5) Mobil-1 motor oils that would not cause your FJR to immediately blow up. By definition all Mobil-1 oils are synthetic.

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Happened to me when the excess strap from my tank bag got in between the clutch lever and the bracket. I was also "very happy" when I figured out what it was. LOL

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Never mind, I just fixed it. The power cord for my heated jacket controller was jammed in the clutch lever. YeeeeHaw.
I was going to recommend an engine swap, followed by loud pipes so you don't hear the transmission slip, then Lucas Oil Transmission fix, then some saw dust, then......

Never would have guessed a power cord! Have to go with that one first next time. LOL

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Never mind, I just fixed it. The power cord for my heated jacket controller was jammed in the clutch lever. YeeeeHaw.



That was easy!
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Glad you "fixed" it. But "Mobile (sic) 1 Synth" tells us nothing other than you spend a lot of money on oil.

"Synth" is not a motor oil performance specification. Says no more about your oil than "purple". Or green antifreeze vs orange vs blue.

There are at least (5) Mobil-1 motor oils that would not cause your FJR to immediately blow up. By definition all Mobil-1 oils are synthetic.
I use Mobil 1 Motorcycle oil. It's in a gray bottle taken from the top shelf, third row over from the left. Purchased from O'Reilly's Auto Parts on Farmers Lane in Santa Rosa Ca. Randy rang it up and the receipt is yellow.
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I thought the Mobil 1 in the gray bottle goes in the final drive?

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I use Mobil 1 Motorcycle oil. It's in a gray bottle taken from the top shelf, third row over from the left. Purchased from O'Reilly's Auto Parts on Farmers Lane in Santa Rosa Ca. Randy rang it up and the receipt is yellow.
LOL. That's good stuff. The Mobil 1 to avoid is the automotive version with the energy conserving designation. That has friction modifiers that conflict with wet clutches.

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