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Won't go into gear correctly, stood still for 2 months

I've not used my R1 for about 2 months, its condition is great but when trying to use it today, found that it won't go into gear correctly what do you think this could be?

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The early R1s had this problem with the clutch, is your milage low ? you might just need an oil and filter change.

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Oil is a bit thick let it warm up then pump the clutch a few times

if that dosnt work , with the motor off put the bike in third geat and rock the bike backwars and forwards a few times to free up the plates

hope this helps

Posted on Jan 01, 2009

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I've got an 2004 R1 in topp notch condition, it has stood still for near on two months, today wanted to go out on it only to find it wont go into gear?

This is not a tough fix. What has happened is the clutch plates are "stuck" together. Not uncommon when a bike sits for a while. Real easy fix and does not require taking anything apart.
Here you go, and I know this sounds funny but this works and will save you lots of anguish and $$$$. Simply put the bike up against a firm wall with the front tire against it. Put the bike I neutral and start the bike. Pull the clutch in the raise the RPM's to about 3000 - 4000, then put it into first gear. The bike will jump, thats why you put it against the wall, and this will break the clutch lose. You may have to do it a couple of times but you will break it free. The other way to fix this, if you want to be real technical, is to remove the clutch cover, remove the clutch springs which will give you access to the plates by removing the outer cover. Now you simply need to pull out the plates, they will be stuck together, and simply break them lose and clean them off and reinstall them. Make sure you replace the clutch cover gasket or you will have problems.
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Best of luck, Have a great New Year and I hope you can now go for your ride. Let me know if you need any further assistance.

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