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Old 10-20-2010, 11:23 PM   #16
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Thanks to all who gave input! I will try the Mobil 1 V-Twin oil!
I will post back the results over the next bit!

Oil changes easy on this bike yourself?

What's best filter for use with the Mobil 1 V-Twin oil?

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Old 10-21-2010, 07:35 AM   #17
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Thanks to all who gave input! I will try the Mobil 1 V-Twin oil!
I will post back the results over the next bit!

Oil changes easy on this bike yourself?

What's best filter for use with the Mobil 1 V-Twin oil?

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Use your Harley oil filter...works fine.
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Old 10-21-2010, 08:20 AM   #18
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Thanks to all who gave input! I will try the Mobil 1 V-Twin oil!
I will post back the results over the next bit!

Oil changes easy on this bike yourself?

What's best filter for use with the Mobil 1 V-Twin oil?

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There are hundreds of threads on this too.The search function will give you access to enough information for days of reading.Then you will understand why the type of transmission in the Revo clunks.it will never go away.
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Old 10-21-2010, 09:36 AM   #19
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i dont notice the clunk at all if im over 8000 rpm. my open 2-2 pipes help out also
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Old 10-21-2010, 12:31 PM   #20
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I can make the first to second upshift quietly and smoothly by loading the shift lever a touch, pulling the clutch in while rolling off the throttle then waiting just a second before feeling it into second. The revs have to fall off a bit to match revs in the gearbox so the dogs don't clash and make that awful clang changing gears. Once you figure out the timing and how much throttle it wants, the gear change can be accomplished smoothly.
Now, I have not yet figured out how to get the bike into first from neutral without a hellacious racket.
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Old 10-21-2010, 02:50 PM   #21
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I can make the first to second upshift quietly and smoothly by loading the shift lever a touch, pulling the clutch in while rolling off the throttle then waiting just a second before feeling it into second. The revs have to fall off a bit to match revs in the gearbox so the dogs don't clash and make that awful clang changing gears. Once you figure out the timing and how much throttle it wants, the gear change can be accomplished smoothly.
Now, I have not yet figured out how to get the bike into first from neutral without a hellacious racket.
Pull the clutch and start it in gear.
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Old 10-21-2010, 03:55 PM   #22
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There are hundreds of threads on this too.The search function will give you access to enough information for days of reading.Then you will understand why the type of transmission in the Revo clunks.it will never go away.


Switching to synthetic oil does seem to make the clunk a little quieter, but it will still be there.

Pretty much any question you come up with on the new bike has probably already been answered a hundred times, so try out the search function. It is kind of hard to get to work like you want, but it really can help. Also, check out rscrod's youtube videos. He has a very nice "how to" section that covers a lot of normal maintenance.
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Old 10-21-2010, 04:18 PM   #23
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it will ALWAYS clunk from 1st to 2nd and 2nd to 1st. I've never owned a motorcycle that didn't have that "clunk". Always figured it was to let you know you were in 1st.
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Old 10-21-2010, 06:36 PM   #24
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I can make the first to second upshift quietly and smoothly by loading the shift lever a touch, pulling the clutch in while rolling off the throttle then waiting just a second before feeling it into second. The revs have to fall off a bit to match revs in the gearbox so the dogs don't clash and make that awful clang changing gears. Once you figure out the timing and how much throttle it wants, the gear change can be accomplished smoothly.
Now, I have not yet figured out how to get the bike into first from neutral without a hellacious racket.

If you have a racket when shifting to first,you have problems.
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Old 10-21-2010, 07:20 PM   #25
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both are good....I run Amsoil,, even Royal Purple is good as well....one thing BICEP,, is your V new or? how many miles you have on right now? Syn oil should not be used until like 1500 miles.......
Old wives tale. My 2007 VRSCX (Screaming Eagle) came from the factory with Syn-3 in it. Dealer service manager says all Screaming eagles need Syn-3 or some type of synthetic.
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o2man98 (Amsoil enabler) has always used Amsoil to break in all of his BB builds and has yet to have any issues.
Me, dealer installed syn 3 before I took delivery, and again when they did the first complimentary oil change. The very next change I switched to Amsoil. Both autos, riding mower, weed wacker, chainsaw motor and chain, all get Amsoil.
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I can make the first to second upshift quietly and smoothly by loading the shift lever a touch, pulling the clutch in while rolling off the throttle then waiting just a second before feeling it into second. The revs have to fall off a bit to match revs in the gearbox so the dogs don't clash and make that awful clang changing gears. Once you figure out the timing and how much throttle it wants, the gear change can be accomplished smoothly.
Now, I have not yet figured out how to get the bike into first from neutral without a hellacious racket.
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If you have a racket when shifting to first,you have problems.
The faster you shift into first the less racket. Real slow shift will cause a lot of gnashing of teeth.
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Someone please correct me if I am wrong but it is my understanding that all vrods have always come from the factory with syn3 already in them.
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Old wives tale. My 2007 VRSCX (Screaming Eagle) came from the factory with Syn-3 in it. Dealer service manager says all Screaming eagles need Syn-3 or some type of synthetic.
yes I was aware of that.....but most mechanics will say with a fresh rebuild to break in first then go to Syn oil....also can't remember but isn't the HD Syn3 shiit actually a blend and not 100% Sny oil ? I don't remember now......???
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If you have a racket when shifting to first,you have problems.
From neutral??? I'm referring to sitting at a light in neutral, then putting the bike in first before taking off. Both of my R's make what is to me a hellacious clang going into first from neutral. Every Harley I'v ever ridden did (plenty of Japanese bikes too if you listen), and I have attributed this to their use of a two shaft transmission. In every other way the gearbox is superb.
BMW's have three shaft transmissions and with practice I can sneak my Beemers into first from neutral in complete silence.
Maybe there is another reason?
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