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Mhlunsford
Posted on Friday, September 22, 2017 - 08:27 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Sometimes my clutch will slip when shifting hard.
Could this be too much oil in the primary or my clutch plates just need replacing?

X1 motor with 35k miles?
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Imadog
Posted on Friday, September 22, 2017 - 09:14 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Sounds like clutch plates. Not sure how long a clutch is supposed to last in your Buell but if you got 35k out of it, you did well.
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Hootowl
Posted on Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 09:28 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Make sure you have it adjusted properly. Free play in lever, and cable lubricated.
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Ebutch
Posted on Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 11:05 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Missing cogs in belt ,worn back pulley.I get 130,000 out of a clutch and more not babying it.
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Natexlh1000
Posted on Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 10:53 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I would be worried that it wasn't the clutch.
My X1 used to hop in second gear. It was rounded dogs.
Later, I was getting a slippage and a hop and it was due to running an XB belt too loose.
It was jumping teeth. I later found this out when it scraped all of the teeth from the belt!

You're not using some odd oil in your primary, are you?
Modern oils use all sorts of bad stuff to enhance their lubricating qualities.
This is why I always run the H-D recommended primary juice.

So yes:
Make sure your cable and rampy thing is adjusted just right
And make sure you're using formula plus or whatever they call "sport trans" nowadays.
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Mhlunsford
Posted on Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 01:28 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Using redline 20/50 considering using the formula from HD or maye 10/40 synthetic
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Ebutch
Posted on Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 02:03 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Most oils are ok as long as they have Friction enhancers for the Clutch.I use Mobil-1(75-140) synthetic gear lube.
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Hootowl
Posted on Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 02:04 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Redline 20/50 is fine. Never use redline shockproof heavy. Your stator will thank you.
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Mhlunsford
Posted on Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 07:37 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I drained the 20/50 redline and put the popular Mobil 1 75w90 slight cable tightening so far so good.

I hoping to milk this till I have a garage again.

Thanks all !
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Ebutch
Posted on Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 09:19 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Mobile the oldest oil company in the World, Since 1866.
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Hootowl
Posted on Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 09:25 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

FWIW, sportrans is hydraulic fluid, not gear oil. And the factory recommended fill is now motor oil, not gear oil.
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Ebutch
Posted on Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 10:24 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Jeff you are correct but i've been using gear oil for the last 15 yrs.No trouble. Anyway it must have FRICTION ENHANCERS for wet clutch.

(Message edited by ebutch on September 24, 2017)
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Natexlh1000
Posted on Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 10:34 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

One other thing to be very careful of is the alternator is living in there.
If you put something in there that eats the insulation off of the windings, you're in for some serious trouble.
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Ebutch
Posted on Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 10:39 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Me using gear oil = harder cold weather start-ups but not really.
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Ebutch
Posted on Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 10:48 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Well back to 20-50 syn motor oil I have put in 4 staters. In 240,000 mi.3 Buells.
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Odd
Posted on Friday, September 29, 2017 - 06:52 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I'm having what seems like the same problem. Only in 2nd gear, only when running hard and only when rpm are within 5000 plus. Does not feel like trans. almost like a efi miss?
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Mhlunsford
Posted on Friday, September 29, 2017 - 09:12 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

If engine runs but you don't that is the clutch slipping. Try changing the primary oil else the plates need changing.
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