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post #1 of 58 (permalink) Old 05-02-2017, 08:37 PM Thread Starter
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05 vt750dc Runs Rougher After Oil Change?

I changed my oil and filter yesterday on my 2005 vt750dc @19k miles
Im in atlanta and used 15w 40 rotella because brutal summer heat is coming
one reason for the change was i just bought the bike
two, the clutch was slipping at higher revs

now the clutch is still slipping and the bike doesnt feel
smooth like it was yesterday before the oil change
like it feels like its not firing right when im on the interstate or in surface traffic


im not opposed to buying another 3 quarts of 10 40 motorcycle oil and dumping this rotella
honestly didnt think oil was gonna be a "thing" for this bike but
i read on here the shadow will let me know what it doesnt and does like
anyways , i suppose ima need to source a barnett clutch pack rebuild too

anyone else have this problem ?

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It's not the oil that your bike doesn't like. 15w40 Rotella is time tested and proven in these bikes. Did you overfill it?


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i failed to check the level on a level surface, will check in the morning
thank you for the promt reply smilie
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i failed to check the level on a level surface, will check in the morning
thank you for the promt reply smilie
Just in case you don't have a manual to follow, check your oil with the bike straight up vertical and only insert the dipstick to the threads, don't thread it in.

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hey , thanks for the protip bro
i been a threading it back in to check lol
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post #6 of 58 (permalink) Old 05-03-2017, 01:11 AM
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Back track and see if you did anything else like pull the plugs and left a wire loose. Or knocked a wire off the ignition coil, or wiggled the connector on the ignition unit, etc. Connector for the pulse generators ? Any hoses near the carbs you moved?

And some of the guys have changed the clutch springs and fixed the slipping.

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Don't forget to check your plugs. If you unplugged them and replaced them, you may have forgotten one or didn't fully lock in the wire

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checked the oil this morning, was a half quart low.
apparently, the crank case data of 2.5 quarts , is the MINIMUM level
topped it off, bike didnt seem to be "off" during my travels so ,i hope i didnt hurt it too much running 80 miles on the minimum oil yesterday


i havent touched any of the electrical or ignition yet
im heading on a road trip sunday, and Im trying to get familiar with the ride
as well as shakedown any potential issues before i get out there

right now, im getting clutch slipping even with the new oil, under hard ,high revs

thing is its possibly cable related, cause i can push the clutch lever back out at the end of its travel, and that baby locks in .

i think itll be fine for 800 mile trip

outside of not having a sissy bar and , some hiway pegs and maybe a windscreen, this bike , i think , i can trust to get me out there and back
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Make sure you have some free play at the end of the lever. About 1/2 inch or more before it gets snug.
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Check to make sure the cable is routed correctly.
Clean and lube the heck out of the cable.
Check for fraying of the cable.

Unfortunately, it could be fraying inside the jacket where it can't be seen.
I've seen this same behavior (i can push the clutch lever back out at the end of its travel, and that baby locks in) on a couple of different bikes.
The cable actually broke on one while I was riding (not a fun ride home)
You DON'T want it to break on your road trip...



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