honda goldwing trans.


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rickie
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honda goldwing trans.

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I have a 2002 honda Goldwing 2002 , 1800 ,problem is when it is cold it shifts very smooth but when it get hot it shift hard ,ruff and loud , can anyone give me any advice on the problem . thank for any help


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Try Honda’s 100% synthetic oil in it and don’t let off of the throttle so much after it gets hot. Due to an oil assisted, smaller clutch basket with less mass, the engine rpms drop off quickly and cause the clunk in this transmission. When the oil is cold and thicker, it damps the effect of the synchronization errors. Keeping the rpms up or using thicker oil helps, but thicker oil can accelerate engine wear at startup. #speedshift
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I have a 2002 and using Rotella T6 5w40
shifts like a dream.

I use a very slight toe pressure, and just tickle the throttle and clutch and it shifts to the next gear.

shifting down, I use a different technique.
slight foot brake pressure, slight amount of extra throttle, light toe pressure to shift down, and tickle the clutch.
slides right into the next lower gear perfectly.

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Re: honda goldwing trans.

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rickie wrote: Thu Apr 23, 2020 12:24 pm I have a 2002 honda Goldwing 2002 , 1800 ,problem is when it is cold it shifts very smooth but when it get hot it shift hard ,ruff and loud , can anyone give me any advice on the problem . thank for any help
Some 5th gens have transmission problems.

However, let's assume yours does't. Here are some things to know. All 5th gens shift best in cold weather and with new oil. The best and most popular oil for them continues to be Honda's GN4 conventional oil.


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