dassteen my new 78


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dassteen
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dassteen my new 78

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i just got it onna da road new clutch/ stator /starter/ waterpump/tires /brake seals /homemade brake pistons/timing belts/fork seals. bike runs good. up shifts good. downshifts terrible. when i first got da bike it wouldnt downshift into first , it will do it now but goes in w/a fight. downshifting to any gear is questionable as it sometimes goes between gears for a [ false neuteral] and i got nothing til i can stomp it into a lower gear. i was told to ride it and it will correct itself as it is probably sludge hindering shifting. there was a lot of goo when i drained the oilalong w/water from bad waterpump.i let drip dry for several days & changed oil twice before riding after installing new parts i now gotta hundred miles on it how soon should i change it again ? is there any corrective action for the shifting problem? or just keep riding and let it [correct itself] seems kinda dangerous!! also how much grease to put into fitting for driveshaft,and what kind? any other grease ports?


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Mine did the exact same thing. I added some Marvel mystery oil. The other thing I noticed was that it was worse with a passenger so I adjusted the shocks to the hardest setting. Those two things corrected my problem
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Maybe the clutch is not fully releasing? Worth a try. MMO is also a reasonable trial. But more miles too may help resolve.
Careful with grease in that drive shaft zerk, not a lot of room for lube and the shaft runs dry anyway so you are just lubing the joint .
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Under the conditions you describe you will need to flush the engine at least a couple of times with MMO or Seafoam. Follow instructions on the can.
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looka like im on da right track as i dumped old oil and put in 3qts of mmo about a year before i pulled engine and did clutch /stator/ water pump. a bunch of sludge came out w/water from water pump leak. before it wouldnt go into first. any suggestions on how long i should ride it before changing oil again. i gotta hunnert mi on it so far but its starting to get cold . i figgerd on exercizing it on decent weekends and changing in the spring or should i do it sooner. maybe lose 1qt oil and add 1qt mmo and run for a while but im worried about mmo and a new clutch ?
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First off, don't dump in 3 quarts of anything and then ride it. Follow the directions carefully. I would ride it for a couple of hundred miles and change it then do it again. Don't let it sit all winter until you are finished flushing. Don't forget to change the filter.
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Yup, follow the MMO process and do not just dump it in.


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