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Yep get that cruddy fluid out and get the blue juice inI got my 2013 Multi a month or so ago and am really digging it! Bought mine used with 5k miles, and now coming up on 7k and the first oil change & service. Only thing unusual I notice (other than the rear tire that's getting flat in the middle from all those hard launches and commuting) is that my clutch fluid looks brownish already. Cruddy clutch fluid may be the reason for my occasional missed shifts / false neutrals (i hope that's all it is).
Other than new tires being needed soon, the bike is lovely!
'13 Multistrada, '07 S4Rs, '06 ST3s (for sale), 2 SV6-fiddies (for sale), FZ1 (for sale)
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.Cruddy clutch fluid may be the reason for my occasional missed shifts / false neutrals (i hope that's all it is).
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.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.