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post #11 of 280 (permalink) Old Feb 28th, 2014, 7:26 am
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Cruddy clutch fluid may be the reason for my occasional missed shifts / false neutrals (i hope that's all it is).
I think that chain tension contributes more to shifting quality than the clutch fluid. Drivetrain maintenance on this bike is critical...it's a big, torquey V-twin after all.
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I've had a few false neutrals between 4th and 5th, but I attribute that to a trans that hasn't been worn in and not being firm enough with the shifter.

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Got my 2014 GT the middle of January. I only have 520 miles on it because of the the weather. I love the bike but its making me crazy just sitting in the garage.So nothing to do but farkle it up! Mods so far barkbusters,cox radiator guard,navihalter,bags connection engage bag,ducati fork sliders and the sargent low seat which I haven't even tried yet.I love the forum and all farkles were bought with the reviews from here.Screen is noisy and I'm hitting false neutrals so I need to be more aware of shifting.Coming off a 2007 Triumph tiger that had an awesome gearbox.
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I'm hitting false neutrals so I need to be more aware of shifting.Coming off a 2007 Triumph tiger that had an awesome gearbox.
Move the shifter lever down a quarter of an inch. Seriously, most people that have done it are very happy afterwards. Takes about 5 minutes and makes a world of difference IMHO. You can always move it back if you don't like it.

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Thanks I will try it,it does fit good right now but I will try it. i feel like i'm hurting the bike when it happens
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I've had my 2014 GT for about 3 weeks now. Only 270 miles so far.

Compared to my 2008 1098S, this thing feels like a cadillac, has a ton of bells and whistles and it feels WAY less clunkier than my superbike.

This is my 3rd duki so I'm used to false neutrals!

This wet clutch is soooooo smooth! Its my favorite commuter so far.
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There ya go! Try new things! You can come back and call me a numbskull if it doesn't help out .

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Thanks I will try it,it does fit good right now but I will try it. i feel like i'm hurting the bike when it happens

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Put a radiator guard on it. It is the only bike I don't have one on and guess what happened.

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I think that chain tension contributes more to shifting quality than the clutch fluid. Drivetrain maintenance on this bike is critical...it's a big, torquey V-twin after all.
I agree completely. Correctly tensioned and lubed chain makes a big difference.
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Well I picked up my 2013 Silver ST on Superbowl weekend. Then it rained for a week and didn't have much time to ride anyway. Finally had a week off and boy did I ride! Started the week with 150 miles on the odometer and ended with 1800. Fun week! Bike is mind blowingly fun! I just wanted to ride everyday, all day. Now decided to ride across country this summer. Maybe that will sate my appetite for this bike. haha

Dealer put on GT aux lights, trunk, and elect gas cap. First thing that I replaced was the wind screen. Rode up to CalSci for a x-large screen. No more buffeting but still loud. Second thing I replaced was the seat. Rode to down to Corbin factory and had a seat made and installed on the spot. I got to follow my seat and watch it being made. Very cool! I got "carbon fiber" leather with "asphalt" sides and silver welts to match my paint. Looks awesome and it's damn comfortable. I can go all day now in comfort. Cost me $450 plus tax and it was worth every penny. Awesome service and a quality product. Love Corbin!

I found a great local Ducati shop and got an oil change at 125 miles and put in zinc break-in oil. Then got the 600 mile service and put in MobilOne. My clutch and brake fluid looks gross brown so I want to get some synthetic in there. Any brand suggestions?

Couldn't ride today cuz of rain and I'm jonesing. But tomorrow there is a 300 mile ride to North Bay I am joining. =) Let's ride!
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