When is a bike a dick?
(Behaves like one...)

[ Monday - March 19, 2018 ]

It's the question of the week.  When is a bike a dick?  Or at least behaves like one.  It's when almost every clutch pull results in stiff or not being able to shift.  This is especially the case when stopping at a red light.  Of late, at the 5K miles mark, the GS has been behaving badly at almost every stop.  In some cases I have to stomp on the shift lever to get the bike to go into 1st gear from 2nd.  In one particular instance, I couldn't eve get the bike out of second gear and had to throttle up to start the bike in second.  As to the reason for this behavior, I have no idea.  I'm guessing it's might have to do with an engine oil change.  Regardless, it's a pain in the butt.  I don't recall having this problem on the hex head R12R.  The hex head has separate transmission oil vs. engine oil.  Since this is a wet clutch situation, I'm hoping it's just dirty engine oil.  Dirty engine oil, dirty clutch oil.  At leas that's the thought.

[Update - September 4, 2018 ]
It has nothing to do with the engine oil and clutch oil.  There is something more sinister in this problem.

Push rod, slave cylinder, master cylinder... it's none of that.

Written on: March 19, 2018
Last modified: September 4, 2018