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Offline browning

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Oil Change
« on: October 30, 2014, 03:24:40 pm »
Just changed the oil in my TTSE and installed Full Synthetic AmsOil 10W40. I cannot believe the change it has made in the smoothness of shifting in the transmission and also quieter. I'm sold!
Has anyone noticed this with other oils?

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Re: Oil Change
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2014, 05:07:56 pm »
Still under warranty - so unable to experiment at present.

Will keep this in mind for next year...
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Re: Oil Change
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2014, 06:42:50 pm »
*Originally Posted by rocketsteve [+]
Still under warranty - so unable to experiment at present.

From the owner's manual...
Seems like there is a choice

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Re: Oil Change
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2014, 07:10:28 pm »
Hmmmm, it might be an option then :084:

Always good to have a little flexibility.
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Re: Oil Change
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2014, 07:14:03 pm »
Curious: Did the bike shift "unsmooth" and "noisy" from new or just as of late?  Mine seems to act odd at different times and on different gears?  :187:    I will say that the tip I got on our forum about PRE-shifting did help sometimes...  :047:  Although, I don't think one should have to do that to get a smooth shift.  :027:    But, I kinda laugh every time I hear a Harley CLUNK!, I mean shift gears.  :008:

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Re: Oil Change
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2014, 08:42:12 pm »
I've known the technique as"Pre-Loading".  Which to me means slight pressure on the shift lever just before clutching.  Then when the clutch lever is pulled the next gear just seems to seamlessly slide into place.  Barely noticed.  Unless I get lazy.  Or tired.   I've noticed sometimes after a long day I may get a little sloppy.

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Re: Oil Change
« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2014, 09:20:34 pm »
*Originally Posted by rocketsteve [+]
Still under warranty - so unable to experiment at present.

Will keep this in mind for next year...
Mine is under warranty. There is not a problem with that oil.

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Re: Oil Change
« Reply #7 on: October 30, 2014, 09:24:50 pm »
*Originally Posted by MyTrophyWife [+]
Curious: Did the bike shift "unsmooth" and "noisy" from new or just as of late?  Mine seems to act odd at different times and on different gears?  :187:    I will say that the tip I got on our forum about PRE-shifting did help sometimes...  :047:  Although, I don't think one should have to do that to get a smooth shift.  :027:    But, I kinda laugh every time I hear a Harley CLUNK!, I mean shift gears.  :008:
It shifted fine from new but a whole lot better now. I upshift at 3500 or higher and it loves it. Below that it can be a little rougher at times.