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July 10th, 2017, 10:46 AM   #1
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Question Transmission issues on 2008 FE550

Hi,

My recently purchased 2008 FE550 has a bit of weirdness with the transmission. I can find neutral fine with the engine off. When I start, then put in gear, no problems. But while engine running,

1) can't shift back into neutral. And

2) when running, in gear and clutch in, it feels like bike is not fully "clutched" - meaning I can't roll it backwards. It doesn't "walk" forward per se, but I can't roll it back.

Remedies I've taken:

1) rebuilt both master and slave cylinders with new gaskets and cylinders all round.
2) Bled and refilled with mineral oil. Normally use Magura, but since I'm still in "troubleshooting" mode with multiple bleeds/refills, I'd like to sort the issue out before finishing with Magura.

Clutch doesn't slip, or misbehave in any other fashion other than the above two issues.

Any help would be most appreciated.

cheers from Canada,

CM
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July 10th, 2017, 11:01 AM   #2
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Also look at the clutch both plates and lining discs. Warped uneven. Might have to replace them. With huskys to Husaberg's Neutral has always been a bitch. Adjust your clutch at the lever as tight as your comfortable with. Some people look for neutral as there rolling to a stop other roll the bike back and forth not to work with You though... if no one responds try looking around the forum for your answer. Good luck
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July 10th, 2017, 11:38 AM   #3
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Its common with Husabergs.
Yeah there are few things you can look into with cover off with worn plates, warped/grooved discs.
Taffy sells a clutch pill that helps get better separation. He also has special thickness discs I believe. But you will need to confirm with him. I have just heard and have not got some myself yet.

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July 10th, 2017, 01:31 PM   #4
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Thanks Rain and Chicken (Yes, Spanish is one of the three languages I speak).

Regrettably, I'm not as fluent in mechanish, but I'm slowly getting there.

Have never taken the clutch side off any bike - but I've got the full manual - will study tonight.

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July 10th, 2017, 05:06 PM   #5
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Thanks Rain and Chicken (Yes, Spanish is one of the three languages I speak).

Regrettably, I'm not as fluent in mechanish, but I'm slowly getting there.

Have never taken the clutch side off any bike - but I've got the full manual - will study tonight.

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My name is Paul and my Italian boss started calling me paolo and then it started sounding like pollo. And it stuck.
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July 10th, 2017, 11:36 PM   #6
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