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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-20-2012, 11:10 AM Thread Starter
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fix for grinding clutch and shifter

i used lucas heavy duty oil stabilizer,i just used the regular kind not the kind specifacly for motorcycles,it says on bottle its good for wet clutch systems on bikes... my bike shifts better than it ever has and u can get on it bone cold and theres no clutch noise and that jerky and jumpin clutch when cold is gone!!!!!!this stuff works great!! i would recomend it to anyone!!!
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i used lucas heavy duty oil stabilizer,i just used the regular kind not the kind specifacly for motorcycles,it says on bottle its good for wet clutch systems on bikes... my bike shifts better than it ever has and u can get on it bone cold and theres no clutch noise and that jerky and jumpin clutch when cold is gone!!!!!!this stuff works great!! i would recomend it to anyone!!!
Wow thats cool how much of the bottle did you add?
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Did a bit of googling and found this... Only the Synthetic version does Lucus say it's designed for MC's. And use use at 10% on a wet clutch motor. But I could be wrong.

It can also be used to protect new and used Heavy Duty and High Performance transmissions, gear boxes and engines. Controls heat and wear in motorcycles, air-cooled engines and all drive train components
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Works to control heat and wear in high performance motorcycles as well, especially Harley Davidson (use 25%-30%). For 4-Stroke motorcycles with wet clutches, use 10%, otherwise use 20%.
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Just tried Lucas oil stabilizer (Hi-Performance Synthetic Oil Stabilizer). Drained out about a pint of oil and added half a bottle. As stated above, it says to use 10%. No beneficial effect this AM - clutch was grinding coffee when bike was cold.
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On my last change of Oil, I used Castrol Magnatech and it made the clutch grinding almost disappear. It now only occurs on the first take away, not the first 5 minutes.

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drilled the clutch hub like wolfie showed in his link and roach did when he rebuilt his 700 and doesnt have coffee grinder noise at all even with regular oils

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