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Old 06-19-2010, 11:20 AM   #1
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Bike has been sittin up fer a while... Qs!

So recently my guy and I picked up an 01' TL 1000R extremely cheap from a family friend. Its in pretty good condition and came with lots of extra parts etc.... Anyhow I was riding it yesterday and it doesnt shift smooth. I was told it sat up in the garage for 1 1/2 years. We drained the old oil and change filter n stuff but didnt help any.

Someone told us to put automatic transmission fluid in and run a few miles then drain and redo oil and filter because it will looses up sludge oil off the clutch and stuff. How true is this??? And does anyone else have any tips?

Just a few things we've done: changed out the plugs, emptied the gas tank, treated the tank and put new good gas in her. We went over the wires n stuff, chaged out couple fuses. We still have to get tires on her....
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Old 06-19-2010, 01:02 PM   #2
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So recently my guy and I picked up an 01' TL 1000R extremely cheap from a family friend. Its in pretty good condition and came with lots of extra parts etc.... Anyhow I was riding it yesterday and it doesnt shift smooth. I was told it sat up in the garage for 1 1/2 years. We drained the old oil and change filter n stuff but didnt help any.

Someone told us to put automatic transmission fluid in and run a few miles then drain and redo oil and filter because it will looses up sludge oil off the clutch and stuff. How true is this??? And does anyone else have any tips?

Just a few things we've done: changed out the plugs, emptied the gas tank, treated the tank and put new good gas in her. We went over the wires n stuff, chaged out couple fuses. We still have to get tires on her....
what do u mean doesnt shift smooth... it has a very smooth tranny IMO YMMV though... try the oil change. then lmk put nothing but moto oil...

btw what kinda extra parts u have? i need some...
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ive NEVER heard of anyone putting transmition fluid in a bike!!! whoever told you that I would never listen to a single word from them again. transmition fluid would coat your clutches and u would never get grip from them ever again, and its way to thin for your oil pump to pressurize up and you would starve motor for lubrication!!!



please explain not shifting smooth in more detail.
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Sounds like some foolish advice to me. It could be that the half of the clutch fibers that wasnt in the oil is dried out. I have seen that before.
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Old 06-19-2010, 01:35 PM   #5
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What I mean by not shifting smooth is (trying to describe) ...

1. When I shifted from 2nd down into 1st it slammed hard a couple times live the clutch wasnt pulled in all the way. Yes it was cause I got it to do it more than once.

2. I was crusing through a pkng lot and the bike will "pull" (roll) in 1st from a dead stop with the clutch held in. So as soon as you let off the break while holding the clutch in you take gradually get up to 9 mph never giving any throttle and never letting out clutch.

3. Sometimes and only sometimes you have to let the clutch out nearly all the way before the bike will begin to "pull"

--- Hope this makes sence, Im not in anyway near an expert so please help me with suggestions.
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ive NEVER heard of anyone putting transmition fluid in a bike!!! whoever told you that I would never listen to a single word from them again. transmition fluid would coat your clutches and u would never get grip from them ever again, and its way to thin for your oil pump to pressurize up and you would starve motor for lubrication!!!



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The guy that told me to try the transmission thing, works for Suzuki. Not a dealer that sells Suzuki but he atually works for Suzuki travelling around teaching workshops n stuff to other mechanics.
I still couldnt see any perks to the auto tranny fluid so dont think Im gonna try it. Im with you on your thoughts!
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Sounds like the fibers are screwed. I would just change out the fibers.
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Sounds like the fibers are screwed. I would just change out the fibers.
Thanks... Thats what I was hoping to not have to do.

ANy other suggestions?
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its got a hydro clutch, did u bleed it yet? how many miles on it?
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deffinitly sounds like a clutch issue, could be simply air in line, or old fluid that isnt equaling enough pressure to release the clutch.... i wouldnt say its anything internal. sounds like a easy fix, its like the clutch cable being miss adjusted on a cable system but yours is fluid style, especialy from sitting the fluid absorbed moisture. if your not sure how to flush it, either bring it to a shop (Motorcycles Unlimited) or i could help you, just bring a qt of brake fluid( dot 4) preferably motul.
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bleed out the clutch with nice fresh fluid and ride it around on the freeway occasionally pulling in the clutch to get some oil slipping between the fibers. sometimes they come back, sometimes they dont. run some seafoam through the oil for a 100mi or so before you do the next oil change to get any nasty out of there.
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The clutch is one of the easiest jobs to do. I would rather do the clutch than the front sprocket or pull the rear wheel.
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We did another oil change and ran some Motorcycle "Motor Flush" through for about 5 mins, then new filter and filled er back up with oil. Huge improvement!!! We need to do an adjustment on it now. Things are moving sooooooo slow. Anyone wanna buy this bike? He doesnt want it now after riding mine and he said the body is too big for him. (Granted he only weighs 135-140lbs on a good day) Pics available if requested by PM.
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