VFR 99 gear problem

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  1. Emre

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    Hi all, it is my first post.

    I bought my very first motorbike 5 months ago and it is 99 black VFR.

    The problem happens around 1th - N - 2nd gears. sometimes can't shift from 2nd to 1th, or 1th to N. It stucks around there. Sometimes it cause problems at traffic lights.

    Do you have any idea?
     
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    Make sure your clutch fluid is fresh and properly bled. It might not be completely disengaging the clutch which will be most problematic around the 1st-N-2nd area.

    Make sure the shift pedal is tight on the shaft.

    How old is the engine oil?

    That is your best case scenario.
     
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    It has fluid but previous owner put it. I need to change it first I think.

    Any suggestion for clutch fluid brand?

    DOT 4 is ok Ithink? or DOT 5?
     
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    Heed Captain 80's words.... then disassemble the clutch lever and check condition of the brass bushing that pushes on the master cylinder actuator. Betcha all scored and oval and you need to get a new one. Grease with silicone grease (dielectric will do) that won't wash out easily.
     
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    Maybe you also wanna check the clutch slave cylinder for proper operation. Clean and or refurbish if necessary.
     
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    One of the most overlooked items. Can't believe I didn't mention it, as it is one of my 1st go-tos. They are not cheap for what they are and I think that's partly why they don't get replaced. I've "fixed" many bikes with a new one.
     
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    I will check it too!
     
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    I dont get which part is this D3A1DEA7-8F79-4344-8289-82C011F4AFDE.png
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    avoid dot5 fluid on that bike. use 3 or 4 only.
     
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    Tourmax makes a replacement, but it's not cheap. Over $20.
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