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c3tkeyo

Anyone else have this issue? Dealership said they hadn’t heard of anyone else having this problem. 

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norcal616

Dirty speed sensor...it's located behind the front sprocket cover above the front sprocket...I pulled mine and wiped the sensor face off and the extra grease/oil outta the sensor hole...

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c3tkeyo

Thanks man, I’ll clean it up this weekend.

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Beemer
On 10/11/2017 at 1:42 AM, c3tkeyo said:

Thanks man, I’ll clean it up this weekend.

What's the verdict?

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Gngan
On 10/11/2017 at 12:56 PM, norcal616 said:

Dirty speed sensor...it's located behind the front sprocket cover above the front sprocket...I pulled mine and wiped the sensor face off and the extra grease/oil outta the sensor hole...

Do you have the picture of it?

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norcal616

..its not that hard to locate it... its right behind the 2 upper bolts holding the sprocket covet in place... see yellow circle in picture... the bike in picture is an FJ-09, but location is darn near identical... and for the eagle eyed peeps, yes the green tube with red ish fluid is for an "auto oiler" which I know nothing about...

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motomeek

Had the same issue before, dirty sensor. It's doing it again, so need I to go back and clean it again. 

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c3tkeyo

Haven’t gotten to it yet, been traveling a ton for work. Next rainy weekend it’s on the list, which should be soon since I live in Portland

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c3tkeyo

Should have asked this before but how exactly do I clean it properly? Didn’t want to unscrew it since I wasn’t sure what would potentially come pouring out. 

 

Front sprocket and chain guide guide are clean now at least

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norcal616
38 minutes ago, c3tkeyo said:

Should have asked this before but how exactly do I clean it properly? Didn’t want to unscrew it since I wasn’t sure what would potentially come pouring out. 

 

Front sprocket and chain guide guide are clean now at least

nothing will "pour out"...maybe a few dribbles of oil... 

 

I take a clean clean rag and wipe out the sensor housing hole, then use another clean clean part of the rag to wipe the sensor face off... I then put a thin gloss coat of the clear grease across the sensor face... 

 

I should have taken a few more pics last year but I haven't done it yet on my FJ-09, so I just may wander over to the garage and do it 🙈 for some pictures

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c3tkeyo

Thanks NorCal!

 

l’ll get back in there this weekend.

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shinyribs

Is that a speed sensor ( for the speedo) or a gear position sensor? I'm not understand how a speed sensor would have any bearing on the gear position indicator. I mean, the gear position will change regardless if you are rolling or not. 

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norcal616
1 hour ago, shinyribs said:

Is that a speed sensor ( for the speedo) or a gear position sensor? I'm not understand how a speed sensor would have any bearing on the gear position indicator. I mean, the gear position will change regardless if you are rolling or not. 

It's the gear position sensor... the speed signal wire is located under the starter area...gotta find  my posting on that...

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c3tkeyo

Finally got around to this, seems like it’s working now.

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Cruizin

Moved this to tech tips so it doesn't get buried.

 

Good job guys, thanks for saving this rider an expensive trip to the dealer 

 

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c3tkeyo

Looks like 4th gear is still twitchy.... guess I’ll do it again

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chaotic680

I'm having the exact same problem! 2015 FZ-07 with 10k miles on it, 4th gear either disappears from the dash or it flashes on/off - and it happens only when in 4th.

 

I just had the bike serviced over the weekend and they said there's no diagnostics they can run at this point, other than throwing parts at it, but they said that'd be dumb.

 

They also mentioned something about this bike having issues with MPG dropping after a while, but that's off-topic (though the real reason I came to search the boards today, still interesting to see someone else having the same issue with 4th gear)

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