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Old 09-17-2012, 05:06 PM   #82
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Joined: Dec 2008
Location: Kensington, NH USA
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Originally Posted by farmrjohn View Post
Just joined after acquiring a '74 TX750 and already have a few of questions. 1. I've heard that synthetic oil is a problem with the clutches by being too slippery. Is that true for ones that are motorcycle specific oils and/or ones that aren't "economy" rated, ie. Shell Rotella T-6, Mobile 1 Diesel etc.? 2. Are there any diagrams for the spin on oil filter modification? That looks like it would work without removing the chain, unlike the BMW element option. 3. Does anyone have a source for an owners manual?
Just use a motorcycle specific 20-50, rated for wet clutch. I have been running Amsoil full synthetic 20-50 for 4,000 miles, no clutch slippage. Owners manual can be downloaded here:

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