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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Nov 24th, 2010, 5:55 pm Thread Starter
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2008 GT shifting smoother after oil change

Just had my oil changed at 9,000 miles: little early but still plan on riding this winter. Dealer put in 5W/40 synthetic. It seems to shift a lot smoother after this oil change. Anyone else have this experience? 32 degrees this AM on the way to the dealership and comfy!

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old Nov 25th, 2010, 4:33 pm
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Yep I notice the same thing.
Good for about 2000 km then it will run and feel like it did before the oil change.
I only run my oil to 6 or 7000 km now. 0-40 Esso xd3 full syn. It is a diesel oil I use in my truck..great stuff
I do not like the way it shifts starting at around 7000 km.
I think this clutch shears the oil down fast.
Still riding myself. got to -5C here so far.
My bike likes to stall when temps get below 5C. Pain in the ass
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old Nov 26th, 2010, 6:03 am
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+1 on improved feel but it doesn't last!

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