Motul 5100 clutch drag problem
Posted November 18, 2009 - 02:47 PM
The clutch is in excellent shape, brand new basket, friction and steel discs are in perfect shape.
When in warm climate I have no problems, good shifting, no drag and I can start her in gear.
In cold it's impossible to start in gear, I have drag and the shifting becames hard.
Going to try Yamalube 10w50 as my dealer recommended....
sorry for the english...
Posted November 18, 2009 - 02:55 PM
Posted November 18, 2009 - 04:44 PM
Also, here, I can buy only Castrol, Motul or Yamalube. These are my only choices!
Thanks for your input!
Posted November 18, 2009 - 07:11 PM
I used to have this problem using Castrol off the shelf back in the day.
For the past 3 years I have been using Maxima Semi-Syn 10w40 and I do not notice issues anymore in sub freezing temps.
One would think it's just the reduced viscosity when it get's cold and a lighter weight oil would be better but I think the viscosity is more important when the oil is at operating temp:prof:
Was / is the Motul a synthetic? A synthetic or blend might make a difference. I think Yamalube 4R is a synthetic.
Posted November 18, 2009 - 07:49 PM
I ride only a few miles after switching to Yamalube 10w50, but I can say that I feel a huge difference, I could find neutral in every stop, and I have zero drag, and we are below 10°C now.
Motul 5100, is semi-syntethic... I tried it in 10w30 and 15w45 and couldn't feel any difference. The Yamalube I'm using now is semi-synt also. I'll tell you after next sunday's ride if I have conclusions about it.