shakeing an 1500


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shakeing an 1500

Postby dvk » Sun Jun 17, 2012 8:10 pm



hey guys who posted the artical about shaking your 1500 before you start it to help it shift easy ? i tryed you cant shake a 1500 easy an mine still shifted hard maybe i missed something in the post



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Re: shakeing an 1500

Postby skier » Mon Jun 18, 2012 6:53 pm

Are you talking about rolling the bike forward/backward in gear before starting?

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Re: shakeing an 1500

Postby landisr » Tue Jun 19, 2012 11:47 am

Another trick for helping with the 'lurch' or 'jump' when first shifting into gear after a cold start is to pull the clutch in and then rev the motor a couple times before shifting. If either this or the previous suggestion helps, it means your clutch plates are probably gummed up. It is an easy fix. Just drain about a half quart of oil out of the motor and top it back off with Marvel Mystery Oil (or a similar lube that might be suggested by others here). Ride it for around 100 miles, then perform a normal oil & filter change.

However, if your shifting problem is not about the initial cold start jump, then please re-state your problem and try to provide a little more detail.

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Re: shakeing an 1500

Postby Kiwi2 » Sun Jun 24, 2012 6:07 am

dvk wrote:hey guys who posted the artical about shaking your 1500 before you start it to help it shift easy ? i tryed you cant shake a 1500 easy an mine still shifted hard maybe i missed something in the post


Hi it was more that likely me ....... I have this picture in my mind of you shaking the bike from side to side, or even better picking up above your head aand shaking it :lol: :lol: :lol:

Iv'e had a look thru my other posts and found what I think you meant "The first thing I would do is check the oil level which by now you would have done (I hope!!)
Then change the oil, I use Mobil 1 for the last 18 years on my 1988 1500/6 and I have had no problems.
You will find that the gear box of the 1500 is a bit "agricultural", in other words it really clunks so when you put it into gear the first time it sounds like you have just sent all the gears thru the bottom of the gear box onto the road. The best way to stop the clunk is when on board the bike and before starting it up just rock it back for forth a couple or three time and it will free up the clutch plates and it will snick into gear with hardly a sound".

Remember rock BACK and FORTH, not side to side, I'm sorry but I'm still laughing :lol: :lol: :lol:




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