The CRF1000L Africa Twin problem thread

Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by twinrider, Mar 18, 2016.

  1. windowto

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    My take: gears are loaded, too much friction for the solenoid to move the shift drum. Kinda like trying to put on a tight shoe without the shoe spoon. :-) When you rock back and forth, you unload the gears. I know the clutch disengages, but there is still friction. Speaking of friction, I use the Honda Pro Synthetic 10W-30 with good results. Also, you might want to do the advertised clutch reset procedure from the manual. I don't think I'd go to the dealer for that (I know I wouldn't:)), unless it became a recurring issue. I don't think you will see it again, if you are diligent about shutting down in neutral. And, if you see it again, at least you will not be stuck;).

    P. S. did it not shift from third when you were in manual mode? If yes, I'd suspect that the clutch reset procedure is called for. Just speculating...

    Cheers
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  2. twinrider

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    @windowto , Yes, it got stuck in 3rd gear while I was riding in manual mode before I shut down, so the shut down didn't cause the issue.

    Regarding the reset procedure, does it clear any error codes? I don't want to do that before the dealer checks the bike.

    Thanks for the feedback.
  3. Junglejeff1

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  4. windowto

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    I don't know the answer to this question. It's called the "clutch initialize learning" procedure, it is usually done after installing new PCM and/or clutch assembly.
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  5. skybo1

    skybo1 Been here awhile

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    Dang it- I have DCT bike-I've been doing some farkling, i.e. aux lights, heated grips, fuse box. Also put on Camel Fender kit and bled the brakes- I thought very good.
    Thought I was done.
    Now abs light flashes, and only goes to either 1st gear or neutral. It won't shift higher , not manually either. and I can't turn off abs either- just flashes.
    HELP please.
  6. oldmanb777

    oldmanb777 Just say NO to socialism!

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    Beside the fact its more fun, its also faster.......................:imaposer
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  7. Junglejeff1

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    Even locked In 3rd gear?.Just joking.
  8. windowto

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    Did you remove the front wheel while doing the front fender? Did you install it backwards? Check to see that the pulse ring is on the correct side (by the sensor). Most likely, your problem will be solved by flipping the wheel. Also, make sure there is no brake fluid on the sensor.

    Cheers
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  9. Junglejeff1

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    Sensor ring on left on front if that helps any.
  10. twinrider

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    DCT problem update:

    As mentioned in my earlier post I got the bike started. Just tried riding it in manual mode and while it upshifts normally, the downshifts are really slow, I can press the button several times before it will finally respond and downshift. When I came to a stop it also briefly stayed in second before finally dropping to 1st. Also got the flashing bar symbol one time before it showed the N. So off to the dealership tomorrow.
  11. Junglejeff1

    Junglejeff1 Long timer

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    Twinrider and me been going back and forth on dct/mt for a while.It's all just joking around and I wish problems on no one.Every bike has its moments.
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  12. twinrider

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    It’s definitely not faster than the dct, at least when the dct bike is running ;-)
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  13. Junglejeff1

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    Faster than a gixxer?.and I thought you said it's 80% rider.
  14. windowto

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    Wonder if you got the updated handlebar switches(?).
  15. Junglejeff1

    Junglejeff1 Long timer

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    I know you are pissed at bike but also know you liked it.Most likly if you have it repaired under warranty it will never do it again.Unfortunately nothing is perfect.Look at all the stuff I did to mine and it's still not a dirt bike lol.Also there are alot of higher mile dct,s out there that are fine.
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  16. WoodrowBDR

    WoodrowBDR Been here awhile

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    What kind of oil you use?
  17. twinrider

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    Synthetic 10w-30
  18. twinrider

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    Both sides were replaced with the latest when they were trying to fix the stalling issue.
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    Mine is hopping tried 2 different tires the wheel is out I think
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    Dont change too fast to the S10 coz every other bike after that will be less reliable.
    So... dont play your cards to soon.