SH__37 issue with the YCCS bikes

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Re: SH__37 issue with the YCCS bikes

Post by HotRodZilla » Thu Jul 09, 2020 2:34 pm

I was gonna do some maintenance on my Clutch Actuator today, but upon visual inspection, it seems fine!

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Re: SH__37 issue with the YCCS bikes

Post by Brodie » Thu Jul 09, 2020 2:43 pm

FJRPittsburgh wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:49 am
Hey Brodie!

... I was thinking of ordering new actuators. I know it's a huge expense, but they would work for another 10 years. It's just a question of what specific parts to buy

Should I bite the bullet and spend over $3000 for both actuators? Cheaper than buying a new bike. What parts do you think I should purchase to make things right again? I only want to tear down this bike once and do the necessary repairs.
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The shift actuator is a quick R&R job, with two screws to remove, and two connectors to release. I don’t want to scare ya, but a brand new shift actuator from Partzilla will set you back $1,801.78 - OUCH !!! As you can see above, the clutch actuator is $1,636.13 😝
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But wait, there’s more. To get to the clutch actuator you need to remove the swing arm. If you haven’t done it yet, it’s not that hard, just time consuming. Don’t attempt it without the service manual nearby. Being that deep, you will have an attack of the dreaded ”You might as wells. Count on replacing some(?) of the suspension linkage needle bearing/pivot shaft(s). If it’s been a while you probably should service/replace your mono-shock. And, of course since you’re that deep, at least do a clutch master cylinder rebuild and hydraulic hose replacement; while you’re at it, the clutch slave cylinder should be replaced.
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Need I tally up the Partzilla bill so far?😝

Again, try just servircing the shift actuator first.


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Re: SH__37 issue with the YCCS bikes

Post by FJRPittsburgh » Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:57 pm

You're the best Brodie! I've actually had the shift actuator off before when you suggested sealing around the electrical connections. I feel I'll have no trouble removing that again and taking it apart this time to service it. Maybe that will fix my problem temporarily until I have to access the clutch actuator.

I'm not looking forward to that job due to having to rig something up to support the rear end of the bike. I do need a new rear shock for sure. Close to 60,000 miles on the FJR since I've been riding the FZ-07 and the Tracer GT quite a bit. Now I'm playing with a 2018 Kawasaki Z125 Pro that I picked up early in the week. That little thing is fun!

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Re: SH__37 issue with the YCCS bikes

Post by FJRPittsburgh » Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:30 am

When removing the Clutch Actuator, your bike appears to be on the center stand in the pics. Why does it need to be supported from above?
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Re: SH__37 issue with the YCCS bikes

Post by raYzerman » Fri Jul 10, 2020 9:01 am

FJRPittsburgh wrote:
Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:30 am
When removing the Clutch Actuator, your bike appears to be on the center stand in the pics. Why does it need to be supported from above?
I suspect, to enable removing the centerstand to get at that suspension pivot up front....
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Re: SH__37 issue with the YCCS bikes

Post by Brodie » Fri Jul 10, 2020 10:08 am

^^^^^^^
Already did that job earlier.
2 reasons...
1. I’m removing the swing arm and crawling under the rear end. Ain’t no way it’s gonna fall on me!
2. I need to get it up high to clear that rear reflector on the fender Removing the rear tire with that big piece of meat on that rim.

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Re: SH__37 issue with the YCCS bikes

Post by raYzerman » Fri Jul 10, 2020 10:13 am

Oh yeah... that.... If a rear tar change occurs coincidental with front tar change, you can remove front and lower the front end (I have jack under the headers fer that job). Car Tar goes in more gooder then. 2x6 under the centerstand works too, but need same under the back tar so you can get it up.......
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