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2nd gear started not ingaging at times downshfts no prob checked main clutch adj 1/2 turn off perfect found gear oil like 90 weight in primary had service down at 10,000 at hd someone put gear oil indid it at about 13,000 after that but went away now at 14,956 got reg not shifting into 2nd but if you hit a little harder goes right in drained the gear oil filled with syn 3 havent put any miles on it yet but semmed to do a little better. could the gear oil dameged the clutch ,no raking ever

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The thick oil has probably not harmed anything. It will make it harder to shift because it gets into the clutch pack and acts like a hydraulic fluid in a torque converter. I'm betting that now that you've changed the oil to Syn3 that it'll shift better. Just make sure you don't overfill the primary. With the bike standing straight up, remove the derby cover. The oil level should be no higher than the lowest point on the clutch spring. If you look at the clutch assembly, you'll see that there is an aluminum ring around the outside of the clutch with a darker colored disc in the center. The dark disc is the clutch spring. Fill the primary just up to the lowest point on the dark disc just over the bright ring.

If this does not improve the shifting into second gear, have the dealership adjust the shifter pawl adjustment. It takes some special tools to get to the adjustment.

Good Luck

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