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Suzuki Intruder 1400 1996, First to Second Gear is harsh!

Hello. I have noticed that my Intruder with 4300 miles on it is beginning to have gear shift problems! My sibling had it in the garaqe for a while. I rehabbed the fluids and had been riding it well when it became very difficult to shift from 1st to 2nd. ( I would have to double clutch) Also, when shifted into 1st it creeps. Sometimes during shifting the lever will not return to position and I have to jiggle with foot. What's up? Clutch adjustment? Master - slave cyclinder issues? Bad gear box? I'm stymied.

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Change the fluid in the clutch reservoir,bleed out the remaining fluid.(keep it full as you go) Should be dot 4 fluid not dot 3. U may need to rebuild the master cylinder or replace it.

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