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Old 10-15-2012, 01:03 PM   #11
Gnarly Adventurer
Joined: Jul 2010
Location: Kittery Maine
Oddometer: 258
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?
04 FZ1, 06 DRZ400 SM
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