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04-29-2013 02:19 PM
new rider 9984
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Originally Posted by WilliamTech View Post
I do not think disassembly is an option... it is a micro switch... I have not heard of anyone needing to replace it...try cleaning the electrical connection/plug.
WilliamTech
as much as it pains me to say X2 on that my clutch switch does the same thing but a good spray of brake cleaner and some di electric grease solved it
04-29-2013 12:33 PM
WilliamTech
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Originally Posted by blazblu82 View Post
Yeah, I dunno what the deal was last night. I need to get the clutch switch working again so I can start the bike in gear. That would have saved me some dirty words.

That switch can be dissembled and cleaned, right?
I do not think disassembly is an option... it is a micro switch... I have not heard of anyone needing to replace it...try cleaning the electrical connection/plug.
WilliamTech
04-29-2013 11:23 AM
blazblu82 Yeah, I dunno what the deal was last night. I need to get the clutch switch working again so I can start the bike in gear. That would have saved me some dirty words.

That switch can be dissembled and cleaned, right?
04-29-2013 11:20 AM
niterider This problem can be caused by the clutch not releasing all the way. Check your clutch lever adjustment.
04-29-2013 11:16 AM
Knifemaker It's usually a lot harder to down (or up) shift a bike when the motor isn't running. 1st to Neutral or 2nd to neutral should work, but again easier with the bike running.

Sounds like you have something out of whack with your shifter pedal, although there is some slop in he lever.

As far as I know synthetic oil does not work poorly in a wet clutch compared to regular oil.. Many folks here use it without any problems.
04-29-2013 11:13 AM
Spockster
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Did see a lot of gasket material clinging to oil screen.
Was it rubber from the dampers?

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Once I was able to get it to 1st, I had a rough time getting to neutral. It kept wanting to skip it to 2nd gear.
Sounds like the PNF check balls sticking. If the bike isn't moving, it shouldn't hit anything except 1st and neutral.

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I swear, the shop that worked on my bike jacked it up. The shifter itself has more front/back free play than before. The day I got it back, the shifter wasn't aligned right nor would it shift out of first gear.
Possibly the shop stretched something out of whack and now it doesn't throw far enough to shift right.
04-29-2013 10:54 AM
blazblu82
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Originally Posted by michiganteddybear View Post
when it happens to me (not often), I either roll forward a foot or so, or release clutch while in neutral, and try again. for me it seems the gears may be aligning just wrong..

also, for me this is more common when hot than cold
I tried that last night and it didn't want to downshift from 3rd to 1st at a stop after the bike died. Once I was able to get it to 1st, I had a rough time getting to neutral. It kept wanting to skip it to 2nd gear.

I swear, the shop that worked on my bike jacked it up. The shifter itself has more front/back free play than before. The day I got it back, the shifter wasn't aligned right nor would it shift out of first gear. They ain't getting no more of my business. Especially after they tried charging me $24 per spark plug for the 900C I had. I don't even spend that for the 4 plugs my 750 needs.
04-29-2013 10:52 AM
blazblu82
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Originally Posted by Spockster View Post
If the oil has been dirty at some point, some Seafoam or Marvel Mystery Oil in the oil might free it up. If you're close to an oil change and can still ride it some more, this might help. Be sure to follow the dosage.

What about the switch to synthetic oil? I don't know, but I've heard wive's tales about synthetic turning to goo if there's dino oil left behind and the two mix. Is it true, I don't know.
I just changed the oil yesterday. I used the old oil for too long. Bike sat for 3 months at dealership then I rode for another month or so before finally changing the oil. Did see a lot of gasket material clinging to oil screen.

As for synthetic, I think I read were wet clutches don't like it as much as the real deal oil.
04-29-2013 10:23 AM
michiganteddybear when it happens to me (not often), I either roll forward a foot or so, or release clutch while in neutral, and try again. for me it seems the gears may be aligning just wrong..

also, for me this is more common when hot than cold
04-29-2013 10:09 AM
Spockster Now that you mention it, I think it was gear oil I heard that about.
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