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Old 11-10-2012, 08:51 PM   #16 (permalink)
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I completely agree. I definitely don't need to change it.

But the transmission shifts so much more smoothly with fresh oil. I love that feeling, its like a hot knife through butter.
what are you using that seems to break down that fast to prevent smooth shifts?


I recently tried some castrol power rs stuff from the autoparts store. http://www.castrol.com/castrol/secti...tentId=7040544 it's the best shifting i've ever felt out of this thing. I used to run mostly repsol syntetico it's a blend not 100% synthetic. it keeps the motor spotless inside and seems to hold up a very long time.
but the shop went under where i used to get it from. so I had to switch.
but I think this castrol is pretty good too. I tried the mobil 1 but it made the valve train ungodly loud and the clutch grab oddly. I didn't even run it for a 1k miles.

castrol even has a lab you send them your oil for analysis. http://www.castrol.com/castrol/gener...tentId=6005538

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Old 11-10-2012, 09:01 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Mobil 1 Racing 4T 10w-40

After about 750 miles the shifts start feeling odd. Its not clunky or false neutrals or anything like that, just not buttery smooth anymore. My bike only has around 5k miles.
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Old 11-10-2012, 09:03 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Mobil 1 Racing 4T 10w-40

After about 750 miles the shifts start feeling odd. Its not clunky or false neutrals or anything like that, just not buttery smooth anymore. My bike only has around 5k miles.
that's the same kind of shit I felt with it too. my bike has 41k. I didn't like it. my one buddy runs their car oil. always has. no issues with his clutches or shifts either.
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Mobil 1 Racing 4T 10w-40

After about 750 miles the shifts start feeling odd. Its not clunky or false neutrals or anything like that, just not buttery smooth anymore. My bike only has around 5k miles.
Sounds like it's time to try a different oil. 750miles is bullshit. FWIW I recently changed the oil in my Duc with Amsoil and it made a HUGE difference in shifting feel. Haven't had the bike long enough to evaluate longevity yet though.
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I'll try the Amsoil next time. Thanks for the help guys.
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that's the same kind of shit I felt with it too. my bike has 41k. I didn't like it. my one buddy runs their car oil. always has. no issues with his clutches or shifts either.
I ran car oil in my 2004 R6 before I sold it... And in 3 weeks of riding on the street, I found a false neutral between every gear. Never again..
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Sooooooooooooooooo I bough the second bike (2006 R6 with 6k miles).

Its basically a brand new bike. Its in show room conditions with tons of useful mods. The bike looks amazing. I enjoyed the entire 1 hour ride back (minus the hamstring/lower back strain I'll need to get used to but thats not a problem at all.)

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Sooooooooooooooooo I bough the second bike (2006 R6 with 6k miles).

Its basically a brand new bike. Its in show room conditions with tons of useful mods. The bike looks amazing. I enjoyed the entire 1 hour ride back (minus the hamstring/lower back strain I'll need to get used to but thats not a problem at all.)

I'll post pics of the bikes tomorrow
Congrats man.

This thread makes me want an 06 R6.
Agh.
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Sooooooooooooooooo I bough the second bike (2006 R6 with 6k miles).

Its basically a brand new bike. Its in show room conditions with tons of useful mods. The bike looks amazing. I enjoyed the entire 1 hour ride back (minus the hamstring/lower back strain I'll need to get used to but thats not a problem at all.)

I'll post pics of the bikes tomorrow
Funny. But I told you. One of the reasons these things win a s-ton of races is because they have unparalelled front end feel and the riding position helps with this - but you are perched on the front of the bike. Does it have front SS brake lines and other than stock brake pads? I think these are worthwhile changes.
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Funny. But I told you. One of the reasons these things win a s-ton of races is because they have unparalelled front end feel and the riding position helps with this - but you are perched on the front of the bike. Does it have front SS brake lines and other than stock brake pads? I think these are worthwhile changes.
He told me the brake pads are stock. The bike only has 6,500 miles on it so I don't think that's an issue. The lines looked stock as well. I road through Brooklyn streets today for about 40 minutes. It felt WAY better. I'm absolutely in love with the bike. It almost feels as light as my 250 and WAY more responsive (both throttle and steering).
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Funny. But I told you. One of the reasons these things win a s-ton of races is because they have unparalelled front end feel and the riding position helps with this - but you are perched on the front of the bike. Does it have front SS brake lines and other than stock brake pads? I think these are worthwhile changes.
This. The only thing an R6 really NEEDS (aside from a capable rider) to ride in the Advanced pace track group is brake lines, good tires and a properly tuned suspension.


..and if it has stock lines, you're in luck! There's a set of top-notch lines for sale on the r6-forum right now! In fact, it's probably not a bad idea to make an account over there regardless, so you can get bike-specific feedback if you're having issues or whatnot.

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There's a Jollibee in NJ? Sweet!

Congrats on the bike man. Its a sweet ride for sure. I bet that exhaust is loud eh?
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There's a Jollibee in NJ? Sweet!

Congrats on the bike man. Its a sweet ride for sure. I bet that exhaust is loud eh?
It's just loud enough. I actually like the sound a lot.


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