11Kmiles over 1 year on CRF1000L, Manual then DCT. My experiences.

Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by Mr. Fisherman, Aug 28, 2017.

  1. Mr. Fisherman

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    Do you have over 3000 miles on the current oil?
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    About 2900 miles. But it also stalled when I had much lower mileage on the current oil. I changed it at 20000 km and it stalled at around 21,000, 23000 and now.
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    Mr. Fisherman PROUD 2B Riff Raff!

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    I am considering changing oil every 3000 miles.
    Even my manual model started false neutral shifting after about 2900 miles.
    I ride hard, YMMV.
    Oil is cheap.
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    Opinions vary greatly on when to change oil but one thing's for sure, it has nothing to do with the stalling issue.
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  5. tqjunkie

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    I have 14000 kms on my dct now and I experienced my first stall and my oil only has 2000 kms on it.It happened after stopping stopping for 30 minutes for lunch so bike was still relatively warm but not operating temperature.I was about to pull out onto a busy street and the damn thing stalled.It hasn't stalled since but I may try some injector cleaner see if that helps can't hurt.
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    It sounds similar to my stalls in that it stalled just as you were pulling away. Not sure if engine temp has much to do with it because I usually just ride off after starting the bike without an issue. The stalls have always been when it's warmed up, but that could just be a coincidence.
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  7. juno

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    Good observation. I just rode my CB500x 5k from SFL to Oregon doing much of the TAT. I did the first oil change at 600 miles and started the trip. About 3k into the trip I was having trouble getting in gear from neutral on occaisson. I will also consider more frequent oil changes or full synthetic. I had a DCT on order but got tired of waiting and got the CB and gave it the RR level 3 kit. Still considering a DCT so I appreciate your thread!

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