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Started by Fj1100 Rebuild project, September 02, 2023, 01:31:31 AM
Quote from: Fj1100 Rebuild project on September 02, 2023, 01:31:31 AMI tried to put it in gear it grinded and felt like the shifter was bouncing a bit so I stomped it into gear and the bike immediately shut off which was to be expected honestly.
Quote from: red on September 02, 2023, 06:02:31 AMQuote from: Fj1100 Rebuild project on September 02, 2023, 01:31:31 AMI tried to put it in gear it grinded and felt like the shifter was bouncing a bit so I stomped it into gear and the bike immediately shut off which was to be expected honestly. Fj,Stomping the shifter into gear can ruin the transmission in ONE move. The gears may not fail, but if you bend the shifter forks, the bike may jump out of gear on acceleration, or flat refuse to engage a gear. The only way back is an expensive transmission repair job, then.It is normal for a clutch to stick, refusing to release, after the bike has been sitting idle for weeks. This is true even when the hydraulics are all good. Normally you would pull the clutch lever with the engine OFF, engage a gear, and push the bike forward and backward until the clutch releases. Nice to have a helper, here. You will need to bleed the clutch first, of course.The clutch and front brake lines are difficult to bleed, because you are trying to push air down a vertical hose. RPMracing has banjo bleeder bolts for the FJ handlebar master cylinders, which are a big help. Always use new hydraulic washers when replacing a banjo bolt in the hydraulic hoses. Alternately, somebody with a vacuum bleeder (and experience) can help with the bleeding process, also.Keep us posted.