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I just changed the oil in my 2007 suzuki boulavard and it still says check oil and is now having a hard time shifting you almost have to really jam on it just to shift down

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What type of oil did you use and how much did you use.

You should have used a 10w40 or 20w-50 weight oil with no additives (if it says "energy conserving" or something similar, don't use it) due to the bikes wet clutch.

You should have used 3.6 quarts if changing the oil filer at the same time as the oil, or 3.2 quarts if changing the oil only and leaving the filter in place.

I have a complete How To on changing your oil here:
http://www.ednelson.us/blog/?p=768

It sounds like your motor may need to be looked at by a dealer, it sounds like it may be seizing due to lack of oil. The 'check oil' warning sounds like insufficient oil level. Do not start it ride it until you have it checked by a service center!

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