New motor, Gray wire, Missed shifts
Posted June 25, 2001 - 08:14 AM
Since I bought the bike used, I don't know what it felt like when it was brand new, but this must be pretty close. It runs like a scalded dog! The gray wire mod is definitely a plus. Mid range power is so much better than it used to be. I'll be removing the switch before my next ride and leaving it disconnected.
Now, for a question: I can't figure out how to keep from missing the shift as I go from 1st to 2nd. About a third of the time, I only shift into neutral and then I rev the bike too high and lose momentum. I moved the shift lever a few notches lower and it helps a little, but it still happens more than I'd like. Any suggestions for curing this problem? As I was getting a shower this morning (I do all my best thinking in the shower, for some reason) I started thinking that I could tie it into the neutral sensor and wire in a neutral light like they have on street bikes. Could it be done? Pros and cons? I know that in the heat of battle, I couldn't look at the light, but it may fall within my periphal vision enough that it could warn me if I was in neutral.
[This message has been edited by Rich in Orlando (edited 06-25-2001).]
Posted June 28, 2001 - 04:08 AM
Posted June 28, 2001 - 04:36 AM
I pulled out my manual to look at the electrical schematic (when in doubt, read the instructions) to see what was going on with the neutral "switch". First, it looked pretty complicated. Second, it looks like in order to do it, it would be way beyond my limited comprehension of electronics. I'll bet there would be diodes and other fiddly bits involved. Third, I don't seem to have as big of a problem with missed shifts anymore, now that I have some miles on the bike again. I just needed to get used to the thing again.
I guess what I'm saying is "Never mind"
[This message has been edited by Rich in Orlando (edited 06-28-2001).]
Posted June 28, 2001 - 06:30 AM
Posted June 28, 2001 - 09:51 PM
My 99 does the same thing occaisionally normally in a tight spot in the woods or when climbing a steep hill. It never did it when I was using the yamalube, but started when I switched to the Golden Spectro. I'm considering going back to the Yamalube for a cycle and see if the oil is causing this to happen....
Posted June 28, 2001 - 04:07 PM
I could see how a higher viscosity oil could cause things to "stick" more than thinner oil, but could other aspects of the formulation be affecting shifting?
I hate to turn this into an "oil thread" but are there other Golden Spectro users that have had similar/opposite experiences? It sure isn't the cheapest oil, so if there's better performing oils out there, I'd like to find it.
Posted June 29, 2001 - 05:09 PM
Go for the full synthetic Mobil 1 15w50. I havn't missed a shift yet and alot of guys are using it with zero problems. I never heard of a semi or a full synthetic actually cooling better although the better lubrication properties should help to reduce friction thereby limiting friction induced heat build up. Same thing I guess, Just the wording. No problems with clutch slippage from anyone that I know of on the list.
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