Grinding into first.

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by scrinch, Dec 16, 2008.

  1. scrinch

    scrinch Active Member

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    As the weather gets cold and the bike sits longer I find that getting it into first is a real grind, literally. I have just crunched it in but wonder if this is normal in cold weather.
     
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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  3. R. Lewis

    R. Lewis Senior Member Retired Moderators

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    IMO --- No--- this is not normal if you are "grinding" and "crunching" into gear. Are you running syn. or dino in her , what is the fluid level , are you letting it warm up 5 or so minutes before heading out. Sure some fluids get a little thick in cold temps. but you should not have to "crunch" it into gear.
     
  4. Bud White

    Bud White Well-Known Member Retired Moderators

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    Got to go with the rest of the guys here no. If your running synth esp no

    I agree with clutch adjustment
     
  5. Dublin Dave

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    Cold weather, I am getting the same on my RK 2007, if i do not give it a 5 minute warm up, but when i start it up at 05.00am the noise level for thy neighbours must be annoying, scince the stage one, and i tend not to hang around. But hell the early bird gets all the worms.
    But on a normal day:p, when given the warm up sequence it's fine, also verified with HD shop.
    If it was doing this at running temp. i would be probably be as bit more worried.:bigsmiley30: