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Old 04-25-2012, 07:33 AM
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So today I'm doing my clutch, sprockets and chain, spark plugs and timing chain tensioner. My only question is I know u should soak the clutch plates in oil, does it have to be the oil I'm going to be putting in the bike ( I didn't buy enough) or can I use a bottle of penzoil 5w30 to soak them? Oh and I'm going to do the shorty exhaust mod. Wish me luck,
 
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Old 04-25-2012, 08:23 AM
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That indeed is a big day. Lots of work ahead but your bike will love you.

Some oils have additives that are not good for wet clutch kits.
If the bottle say's "Friction Modifiers" or "Energy Conserving" anywhere on it, do not use. Some have said that xxW-30 oils use friction modifiers and xxW-40 do not. i would look into a little bit more.


 

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Old 04-25-2012, 09:44 AM
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Friction modifiers may cause your clutch to slip. basically, aside from motorcycle oil, most multigrade motor oil for semi-trucks like Shell Rotella or Chev Delo...or Mobil something is good. Shell Rotella is rated as motorcycle oil too. Get the cheapest 15w-40 and you'll be good.
 

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Old 04-25-2012, 09:51 AM
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Couldnt you soak it in the old oil. Its dirty but its just to get the clutchs wet.
 
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Old 04-25-2012, 11:18 AM
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+1 for soaking in Shell Rotella 6, you could also use it as your choice in oil. Its cheap and MANY sport bike guys running it with wet clutch.
 
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Old 04-25-2012, 11:59 AM
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Thanks for the input hopefully I get it all done
 
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Old 04-25-2012, 12:46 PM
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That is a very B-I-G day! Good luck w/ everything. Take your time & do it right.
 
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Old 04-25-2012, 02:10 PM
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Good luck, it'll feel like new when you go out and ride after. I've been thinking about chopping my exhaust for a while now, let us know how it all comes out!
 
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Old 04-25-2012, 03:57 PM
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Cctl is a major pain in the ***! But no more ticks! Now onto clutch
 
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Old 04-25-2012, 04:00 PM
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I also have to add that even though I have a repair manual I couldn't do this without this site so a big thanks to all you guys
 

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