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Old March 12th, 2016   #11
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I'll check that cable.

2010 12K miles. Just got it.

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Old March 12th, 2016   #12
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I disagree with Echo on feathering. We teach feathering in our MSF classes as a way to smooth out the transition between off and on the throttle. It's called "using the friction zone".

Adjust the free play out of the cables too. There are two places to do that - at the throttle and down under the air filter.

Another after-market product that helped me was a throttle tamer device. http://www.g2ergo.com/store/g2-stree...throttle-tube/
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Old March 12th, 2016   #13
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In addition to the other suggestions I found the installation of a G2 Ergonomics Throttle tamer very helpful. The throttle tamer uses an eccentric throttle cam that flattens the slope of the initial throttle opening a little and then catches up at larger throttle openings where there's less sensitivity.

http://www.g2ergo.com/store/g2-stree...throttle-tube/
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Oh, the engine oil. I used Rotella T-5.
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Oh, the engine oil. I used Rotella T-5.

The statement from Shell pretty much says it all.


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Old March 13th, 2016   #16
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guess what I'm doing today...
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Good heavens, don't let this dissolve into another oil thread!

The Rotella T in all 3 variations (conventional, blended, and full synthetic) is commonly used by the owners of ST1300s, GoldWings, and FJRs. I even tried the full syn T6 in my ST one time.

The only way the oil can interact with the Catalytic Convertor is for some to make its way into the exhaust. All engines use or burn a certain amount of oil, with the ST it is very slight and it would take a considerable amount to damage the cats on your bike. In other words, you have not hurt anything yet. Don't stress.

Several Gen 3 FJR owners (2013 and later) reported shifting/sticky clutch issues with Rotella oils. A lot of these were folks who had previously used Rotella in Gen 1 and Gen 2 FJRs with no problems. As soon as they went back to MOTORCYCLE oil, their clutch issues went away. However, I do not think the Rotella is causing your clutch issues.

FWIW, I always ran either the Honda or the Yamaha conventional oil in my ST1300 (other than that one time) and I am doing the same with my FJR.

For your clutch issue, I still think bleeding/changing your clutch fluid is the first step. You would be astonished at how ugly the clutch fluid looks compared to the brake fluid. And I do recommend a fresh, sealed bottle.
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Old March 13th, 2016   #18
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Thanks, I'm going to change both today anyway.
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The ST1300 was my first fuel-injected bike and I found it a lot jerkier than my other (carbed) bikes. Nowt to do wiv adjustments--at least, not the bike's!

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New clutch fluid made a whale of a difference! As you said, the fluid in the master looked ok, but what came out. Terrible.
Bikes good now, not so sure about the rider though. I said it before you did. lol

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