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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-15-2019, 08:32 PM Thread Starter
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Hi All. I have a 5015 fjr with 900 miles, its the semi auto, last week clicking into 1st it felt fairly clunky so i changed the oil, only 3000 miles from the last service. I would appreciate any advice about this. Thanks.
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Sorry ment to say 9000 miles
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Hi All. I have a 5015 fjr with 900 miles, its the semi auto, last week clicking into 1st it felt fairly clunky so i changed the oil, only 3000 miles from the last service. I would appreciate any advice about this. Thanks.

I am sure hoping that was a typo...


Anyway, if you meant 2015, pretty much all FJRs make that clunk going into first. There are things that help.


1. Oil type MAY have some effect on this. Some oils make the clutch stick just a bit. I am not getting into an oil discussion right now.


2. After you start it but before you put it in gear, hold the clutch in and blip the throttle at least once. This lets the clutch plates release. Give it a moment or two and then put it in gear.


3. Start it in gear while holding the clutch in. That alleviates the entire issue.




Edit: Wait, I just saw you said Semi Auto. Where are you located? The AE hasn't been available in the US for several years.

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If it's an AE, must be in Europe... maybe put your location in your profile..... all I can recommend is a full bleed of the clutch (betcha that stuff is black from never being done), and setting up all the parameters of the AE per the book. As Redfish says, oil can have an effect especially when cold.

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We don't know anything about the rider's experience or how one acquired a motorcycle from 2996 years in the future. Many had doubts the FJR would survive Europe's next emission tier. Guess that is cleared up!

We don't know if the 1st gear clunk is cold, or hot and cold?

Most motorcycles clunk (often at random) when shifted from neutral to 1st.

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Maybe his real name is doc brown or Marty mcfly 🤔🤔

It’s also interesting that they must’ve eliminated the “fastest color” red in the future, probably due to public safety concerns, probably have mandated the much safer/slower root beer/ candy cow-pie brown,,, all in the name of public safety ya know 😜😜
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My 2016 not 5016 shifts like butter but cluncks into first unless I am completely stopped. One can only imagine what the world and motorcycles will be like in 5016 if it is even here.

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Shhhh, he's got a problem with numbers.... We'll tell him the 1300 is only half the engine, it's really a 2600. So the clunk is half the engine shutting down..... yea, that's the ticket!

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@[email protected] , just wondering if changing the oil made a difference? I noticed the same with my new-2-me FJR. After the second oil/filter change it's a million times better. I used full synthetic 10w-40 Yamalube and a OEM filter.

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ABout that clunk into first.. clutch is not fully releasing, especially when cold. To cure this, for Gen 3 Yammy put extra holes in the clutch basket to have a bit of extra oil hit the clutch plates. However, a much better cure is to remove the clutch plates, clean if necessary and give them a dunk in engine oil for a few minutes, re-install. You likely only have to do this once, and you'll find the clunk may disappear altogether, especially if you hold the clutch lever about two seconds longer.
The other thing is to ensure the brass bushing in the clutch lever is not worn, lube with silicone grease. Then bleed the clutch and do it every year, and keep that system working top notch all the time.
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