Hello. I would imagine that this issue has been discussed in detail before, but I thought I would ask it again. I just bought a 1999 Suzuki Intruder 1500LC with 36K miles on it. I am taking it to the local suzuki dealer next week for service; i.e, oil change, etc. I would also like to explain to them the problems I am having with it, mainly with the transmission and shifter.
My bike will randomly pop out or drop out of gear at the most inconvienient times. Some times it will just drop out of 4th gear while just putting down the road. Other times, at a stop it will pop out of 1st gear, and I really have to 'stomp' on the shifter to get it to go back into 1st gear, sometimes after downshifting to 2nd gear to make a turn, it will pop out of gear, which to say the least makes for an interesting turn. This is mainly after the bike is warmed up.
I have read several posts from several different forums, and they say it could be anything from a bent shifter fork to the wrong type oil. As a matter of fact, I read a post from a person who was experiencing the same type problems. He said he changed the oil to the correct grade and the problems went away. Would the wrong grade oil cause shifting problems?