Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Apopka Florida, a twist in the road just northwest of Orlando Florida My home for over 30 years
I know when I first got my bike. I did the oil change with 10w 30
pennsoil. After that when on the gas hard like to pass the clutch would slip a bit. I thought it was the clutch going out.
Come to find out these bikes do not like regular CAR oil. Friction modifier (energy conserving) in these oils are not made for wet clutch like a bike.
I installed a set of Barnett Clutch springs adjusted the clutch and changed the oil to 5 W 40 Rotella T6 and all has been good since.
Does not slip at all even under hard take off's...
Oil type can do that... Make it slip ...
2000 Vstar 650 Classic , Firethorn orange Metal flake Urethane, OEM tall Windshield, 47 Harley Tail light mod, progressive springs, hard bags painted to match w/chr. bullet accents Custom Modified rear rack/backrest, Cobra Modified exhaust w/ chrome Pencil tips, Hyper charger kit,
PRV 15, Riser mounted speakers, Chrome levers,Fringe grips, studded Leather bib with pocket, Billet Oil filter relocation kit , 3.5 PMS w/ stock pilots, mains- 122.5, Custom billet t signals
Last edited by RestoRider00; 03-15-2015 at 05:41 PM.