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Aight Guys N Gals...... Im looking for some help with tuning/servicing our STRYKERS? Im well over due for a service with 12,000+ mi on my bike already but ive been changing oil regularly, I know ive asked this question before but if theirs anyone out here on this forum that knows a thing or to on what i should do to keep my mind at ease that will be much appreciated!!! Im planning on doing an oil change this week and ive noticed that my clutch is sticking a bit and was told by my bro that i should change out some fluids but i forgot what it was?? lol Thanks in Advance for any info
 

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Engine oil, tranny oil, same thing. You probably don't need to do brake fluid yet. Check out your owners manual it'll tell you what to check. Your probably looking at a valve adj. by now. There tappets so no big deal! Maybe a sync, I havn't checked that out yet?
 

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No Valve adjust till 16k miles. Brake fluid and coolant every two years not really by miles. The clutch sticking could be the cables needing to be lubed.
 

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Thanks for the info guys... But if the oil/trans oil is changed out would that help out with the sticking clutch? wont that lube it up? I think im saying it wrong..... its the gear shifter thing lol thats sticking on me when im at a light and wanting to put in in "N"
 

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If your talkin about the actual shifter that you hit with your foot? Make sure that its not rubbing on the case. If it is, just loosen it up and pull it out a little. Didn't you say it fell over once? If it was on the left side of the bike that could've pushed it in.
 

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Straightjacket said:
If your talkin about the actual shifter that you hit with your foot? Make sure that its not rubbing on the case. If it is, just loosen it up and pull it out a little. Didn't you say it fell over once? If it was on the left side of the bike that could've pushed it in.
Ahhh yes some jacka$$ knocked it over but it has been shifting ok since it happened... it just recently started sticking on me this past week or two?? il check out that thing your mentioning though and thanks for the info
 

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Aight I got a lil more info if this helps? When my bike is off it shifts into "N" perfectly fine but when the engine is on and I'm at a light wanting to shift it to "N" it sticks like a muther! And can almost not get it their if at all??? I'm asking again cuz I'm planning on going on a ride today and I want to fix this up real quick so I have no problems on the road? And will this be a bigger issue for me if I don't take care of it now!? As far as lube job? Or whatever I need to do to fix this? Please help me out thanks!
 

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Not sure how to solve the problem you are having other than oiling up the shift rod at the pivot. Can you double clutch and go? How do you get back to first or 2nd when it wont shift?
When I'm on the road I almost never put the bike in "N". I am always ready to move if necessary with an escape route. I was on a ride Sat. and the RC always put his bike in "N" and wasn't ready to go when the light changed to green. Just the way I was taught I guess.
 

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It shifts... When i get to a red light that takes forever i go to N for a min but im always aware and looking at my rear view and other traffic lights.... when its time i get in gear and goooooooo lol.... :eek: Ima change my oil tomorrow and some other fluids then take it into the local shop for some long over due maint on my ride..... 13,000 miles and no service yet just doin oil changes myself...... Gooo Yamaha!!!! You couldnt do that with a Harley now could u lol
 

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I have had this issue on other bikes... it is usually a clutch issue... In my case replacing the stock clutch with new fiber discs solved the problem.
 

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SFCMcGan said:
I have had this issue on other bikes... it is usually a clutch issue... In my case replacing the stock clutch with new fiber discs solved the problem.
And how in the world is that done lol
 

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WLFPAK65 said:
SFCMcGan said:
I have had this issue on other bikes... it is usually a clutch issue... In my case replacing the stock clutch with new fiber discs solved the problem.
And how in the world is that done lol
Just did that on my VTX. Clutch was slipping. Somewhat of a job but can be done at home. I'm sure it's in the service man..........5-54............looks like fun.
 

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SmokenJOE said:
WLFPAK65 said:
SFCMcGan said:
I have had this issue on other bikes... it is usually a clutch issue... In my case replacing the stock clutch with new fiber discs solved the problem.
And how in the world is that done lol
Just did that on my VTX. Clutch was slipping. Somewhat of a job but can be done at home. I'm sure it's in the service man..........5-54............looks like fun.
Actually... it is quite an easy task... only special tool you should have is a torque wrench... NOT knowing what you are doing it might take an hour. Well worth the effort... Dealer charges dearly...
 

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**** wlfpak i'm coming up on 4k and was kinda happy about it. you're riding the **** out of that thing
Haa yahh buddy!!! That's how we do in Daygo bro! rydin like theirs no tomorrow!! Ima start a topic on this lol
 

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YOYOYOYO!!!! Has anyone ever change their break pads on their bikes ??? Especially on the STRYKER??? How Too's?? PLEASE!!!! Is it as easy as changing out break pads on a car??? Can Shops Turn the rotor??? Or do i have to buy a NEW one???
 
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Just watched my buddy change his front pads last wknd (harley), he says that you can't turn' em like car rotors since they are so thin already.. probably have to buy new! (but measure first to see if you even need a new rotor)
 

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