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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Nov 6th, 2009, 5:08 pm Thread Starter
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I ride in Houston (K1200RS 2003) and during summer my gear box works great (preloading technique etc) and only low clicks when I change gears.
Now we get into colder weather and in the morning I start experiencing again the clunks. Does anyone have similar experience?
Will going to a lower SAE oil in the gearbox help? I am using 75/140 now
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old Nov 6th, 2009, 6:15 pm
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I always used Mobil I 75W/90. SoCal winter/summer never a problem.

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I always used Mobil I 75W/90. SoCal winter/summer never a problem.
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Transmission oil for winter

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I ride in Houston (K1200RS 2003) and during summer my gear box works great (preloading technique etc) and only low clicks when I change gears.
Now we get into colder weather and in the morning I start experiencing again the clunks. Does anyone have similar experience?
Will going to a lower SAE oil in the gearbox help? I am using 75/140 now
Colder weather?
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old Nov 7th, 2009, 12:44 pm
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Colder weather?
It snows in Texas sometimes, you know...
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Something like this?

Benelli 50cc at 14
Yamaha RD 200 at 16
Yamaha RD 350 at 17
Honda CB 750 F at 18
Honda V45 Sabre at 24
BMW K100RS at 27
BMW R100GS at 34
BMW K1200RS at 53
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old Dec 14th, 2009, 4:14 am
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That is really such a useful information. I think people also get the know it through this forum. And This is the best way to spread out the information.
Thank you.
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