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post #1 of 53 Old 05-15-2016, 11:45 PM Thread Starter
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Hard to push when in gear (2014+ 1000)

I noticed today that the bike is now really hard to push when in gear with the clutch pulled in, and i've found the shifting didn't "feel" right this year.

If I put the bike in N then I can move it around the garage no problem.

V-Tom had made posts about a similar problem his was having and it was the slave cylinder leaking.

Should I check anything first before taking it to the dealer for warranty? (I have the extended warranty which probably wont cover it anyways lol)

I believe there was a thread about "gunk" buildup in the sprocket area relating to the clutch.. could that cause this? I think I should clean it before taking it in just to increase the chances of warranty covering it.

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regarding the slave cylinder it looks like suzuki has updated the part number?

23160-06G02 CYLINDER, CLUTCH RELEASE
23160-06G03 ! .

both are unavailable though, anyone know if there is a part i could replace to repair it? i'm thinking if i can fix it myself for under 100 bucks i'm not going to piss around with the dealer.

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Any chance you changed the clutch lever adjuster knob? I'd try turning the knob to 1 (I think 1 is the furthest out) and then try to pull it in and push the bike.
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no but i'll try that out. I did a fresh oil change and I am going to take it apart and clean out the front sprocket area and see if that helps.

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did you use thicker oil when you changed it? makes a diference on my k4.

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The new oil could also be promoting the sticktion of the plates. Did you change oil brand or such?

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The new oil could also be promoting the sticktion of the plates. Did you change oil brand or such?
It was doing it before I changed the oil, that's why I changed it (along with it being due shortly anyways)

I called the local suzuki dealer (1 hour away) and I'd have to leave the bike for them to inspect it. The diagnostic charge is between 50-$100 bucks. If they determine its the cylinder, and it's covered under warranty then the repair is covered under warranty along with the part.

I can just buy the part for $106... They look really simple to change, so I think that's what I am going to do. I can do it myself and have the bike up and running again in the time it would take me to drive to the dealer and drop the bike off lol.

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It was doing it before I changed the oil, that's why I changed it (along with it being due shortly anyways)
I called the local suzuki dealer (1 hour away) and I'd have to leave the bike for them to inspect it. The diagnostic charge is between 50-$100 bucks. If they determine its the cylinder, and it's covered under warranty then the repair is covered under warranty along with the part.

I can just buy the part for $106... They look really simple to change, so I think that's what I am going to do. I can do it myself and have the bike up and running again in the time it would take me to drive to the dealer and drop the bike off lol.
If you do that then plan on reverse bleeding the slave, push fluid from there up into the master using a syringe.


Also make sure to get new banjo bolt gaskets. DAMHIK

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A bike with a cold engine is always hard to push with the bike in gear and clutch pulled in. What is the shifting issue you are having?

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A bike with a cold engine is always hard to push with the bike in gear and clutch pulled in. What is the shifting issue you are having?
Not like this it's not..

The shifting issue is very rough it's like I all of a sudden don't know how to shift lol

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