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Old 10-16-2012, 11:00 PM   #32
garrett the nerd
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Originally Posted by gtbensley View Post
Fellow fz1 owners, I could use a little help please. I am leaving in two weeks for a cross country trip, Maine to California and back, and am working on getting my bike in good condition. One problem or complaint I have had with the bike is poor, notchy like shifting. I realize this is a common complaint with the bike, however, mine seems worse then just a notchy trans.

I run rotella t 6 15-40. Shifting into first can be rough, almost like it goes click, click, click, and then pops in.

I have pulled the clutch cover and checked to see if the cap at the end of the shaft is still there, which indeed it is. I am at a loss for why it shift like crap.

Also, how far do you go on a tank? I hit the light about 160 miles but only seem to fill about 3.6-4.1 depending on how I ride. It's a 5.5 gallon tank correct?
Correct on the tank capacity. I get right around 40mpg city and 45 highway and also get the light around 160 miles on a full tank.

Re: the shifting, I can't offer a solution but i have notice that the shifting action gets much smoother once I've done a few miles and everything is up to temperature. The first few miles after startup can definitely be clunky. Also smoother after making some spirited sweeps through the rev range.
Certain, swift, and severe.
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