Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Sicklerville, NJ
I had already changed the trans & FD lubes as part of my initial maintenance on this bike. I used Lucas synthetic in each.
I was pleased to see little metallic residue on the FD drain. Subsequently, Saddleman adviced to do a touch temp check the FD casing, after a "good" ride. If it's too warm to touch, very bad. If just warm-hot, it's probably good for now. Mine just gets pretty warm, but not so that I can't keep my hand on it for a bit. So, so far-so good.
But, I am still thinking about using a traditional gear lube in the trans, just in the trans, in the future. So far, there, are no signs of any lube oozing out under the joint with the engine. PO did tell me the clutch was changed out about 20k miles ago, but I have no receipts. So, I do not know those circumstances or parts used.
I'm just being cautious.
A good man once told me, "Don't ever get rid of your bike. It's your soul."
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