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1986 Suzuki lt230 - Questions

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ok my friend keeps his quad at my house since he lives in town all i have to do is keep it maintained. so the other day we were riding and noticed it was getting harder to shift. now stupid question, i know where you put the motor oil in and thats good to go but is there trany fluid or any thing like that? if not where would i start in figuring out why its hard to shift.

another thing is it wont idle right, tried adjusting the idle adjustment on it but just wont do it. think i need to get it apart and clean it up.

also is there any thing else i need to do to keep this thing up and running?

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your motor oil acts as the transmission fluid. make sure it is atv oil and not car oil. the atv oil has the additives for the clutch. sounds like the carb needs a really good clean and maybe a rebuild kit - it will include the rubbers, gasket and jets ...

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ah ok thanks for the reply, i just changed the oil and put motor oil in her. guess its a trip to the store to get the right oil and rebuild kit for the carb.

on the fill tube for the oil it just says 10w40 so i thought it would of been reg. oil. now i know better.

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your motor oil acts as the transmission fluid. make sure it is atv oil and not car oil. the atv oil has the additives for the clutch. sounds like the carb needs a really good clean and maybe a rebuild kit - it will include the rubbers, gasket and jets ...

Yes. Very good points. I use Valvoline ATV oil from the auto parts store. It has the additives.

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AJMBOY, I just filled my LT230 with regular motor oil.  Will it hurt the machine if I only run an hour or two to see if it's worth putting more money into? 

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