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I can try that lubing thing ....

just one thing can you tell more where i do have to lube ? please
Where the shifter goes into the transmission there is a linkage with 2 heim joints behind the left lower body cowl. I put my bike up on a jack and was able to spray into the rubber boots around the heim joints to lube them. Also when was the last time you cleaned and lubed the pivot pin and bushing on the clutch lever?

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Does the 10w-30 is thicker then 10w-40 ?
No it is not but it is the viscosity recommended in an 1800 and oil is mysterious stuff.

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Have someone else that owns an 1800 ride it and see if they think there's a problem. (maybe someone on this forum that lives close by)

Or, ride a different 1800 with similar mileage and see if there's a difference.

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Have you tried shifting at different RPMs? After warming up my 04 likes it's 1-2 shift under 2000rpm or it will grind or clunk into gear. The rest of the shifts 3000 - 3500 will get a fairly smooth shift. Many 1800s do not have a smooth, quite transmission no matter what oil you use, but still give long dependable service.
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Does the 10w-30 is thicker then 10w-40 ?

I ask that because , when the bike is cold ( during 10-15 minutes ) everything is quite smooth and normal .

so I was thinking when the oil get warmer ( thinner ) the noise appear
Simply bleeding a clutch does not ensure it is releasing fully. I work on transmissions for a living. As unlikely as it is, there could be a warped disc or plate. Many 1800's that I have observed, including mine are somewhat noisy. When defining noisy we must have a benchmark. I have people coming into my shop complaining of noises that when compared to other cars are completely normal. You may be worried about nothing. I would suggest comparing it to many other bikes. I did read that you had bleed the clutch before I made the original reply. I have seen oversize grips cause problems.
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Noise and clunk are subjective terms. To a new wing rider it can be very disturbing and to a more grey rider its old hat. My 1800 and a few others I've been privy to ride with are all noisy from 1st to 2nd and after that its depends on how smooth the shift is executed and at what engine rpm. I was tending to shift too early under 2000 RPM, shifting above 2500 is a noticeable difference, and a habit to be formed. I find cold or fresh oil always quiets the shift noticeably but I suspect it is mostly in the Goldwing's dna. Really find the time to seek out a local wing rider with the same model and go for a ride along side and discus it with them, I think you'll find we are not alone and its more surprising to have a smooth and silent shift than a clunky one (at least to some extent!).

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Where the shifter goes into the transmission there is a linkage with 2 heim joints behind the left lower body cowl. I put my bike up on a jack and was able to spray into the rubber boots around the heim joints to lube them. Also when was the last time you cleaned and lubed the pivot pin and bushing on the clutch lever?

I will try that this afternoon , thank you for your help
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one thing that i can't get is why the shifting is going real smooth when the bike is cold and after 10-15 minutes of riding i can feel and hear the noise and clunking get worst until bike is warm..
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Like a previous poster asked-by any chance do you have Kury Iso grips and Kury wide levers? On some wings the combination of both once the bike gets warm with the levers adjusted so its easy for the rider,the clutch doesnt totally disengage and you will get clunky shifts also. When its cold it will be fine with this issue but when it gets warm the shifts get clunky. Also if you have the stock lever is it adjusted so its easier for you to release the clutch? Also as previously posted possibly on one of the other forums you posted on. Have you checked your clutch lever bushing to see if its worn? Because if its worn badly it can cause shifting issues with the clutch lever.

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