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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-16-2007, 06:23 PM Thread Starter
 
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Sticky Shifter

Sorry if its been done and Im sure it has.
Shifting is a little sticky. Should glide from gear to gear. I use Sea Foam in my cars oil and after it churns around for a day or so I can feel the engine smooth out. Any reason I cant use Sea Foam on my bike ?
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Sorry if its been done and Im sure it has.
Shifting is a little sticky. Should glide from gear to gear. I use Sea Foam in my cars oil and after it churns around for a day or so I can feel the engine smooth out. Any reason I cant use Sea Foam on my bike ?
Dianna recommends that, and I have cleaned up my engines using Seafoam. I can't remember if it's the same sploot size as you'd put in the fuel tank or less. Dianna, you out there?

Also, what weight oil are you using?

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I just got this bike from a dealer. Trade in. They changed the oil but they recommended 10/40 so Im assuming thats what they used. I will change to synthetic next year unless someone can give me a good reason not to. Again its what I use in my car and I can "feel" the difference.
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I use a synthetic blend in mine (Valvoline Durablend).
I used 15w40, only because I got a case of it really cheap. Haven't had any problems with it in the Vulcan or my KLX dirtbike.

As for Seafoam in the oil, from what I understood, ya didn't want to leave it in there. Just add some before ya do an oil change, run it a bit, then drain and refill with oil only.
But this is from the Seafoam site and seems like it's OK to leave in the oil....
When Added to Crankcase (Oil)

Frees sticky lifters and rings
Increases R.P.M.'s vacuum and compression
Cleans dirty parts
Removes moisture
Cleans PCV valve systems
One pint treats 10 quarts of oil (avg. 1 1/2 ounce per quart).


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