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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-07-2007, 01:42 PM Thread Starter
 
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Shifting into first.

I bought a F4i new last year and when I am in nuetral with the bike running and shift it into first it is a solid click. It almost seems to solid. It does not grind and never has. I was just wondering if anyone else experiences this. It will also do this when shifting up to second when sitting. This only happens when sitting never when moving. All adjustments are per the honda service manual. Thanks.
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-07-2007, 01:50 PM
 
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My Ninja does it. Never had any problems from it.
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Where are your RPM's at when you shift? That does have something to do with the sound of the shift into first...
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My rpms would be at idle (1300rpm) with the clutch pulled in, sitting still. It has done it since new and it seems pretty normal. Also it seems like it this typically when the bike is cold. When I ride for awhile and the motors hot if I stop at a light and flick it into nuetral and when the light turns green I put it into first this does not happen. Maybe when the motors hot the clearances loosen up and the oil is fully circulated and coating everything, i.e(shift forks, drum, transmission gears.)???
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My R1 does it too. Sitting at a stop light if I shift to neutral to relax my hand- then shift back into first when the light turns green- I get a very pronounced shift. I thought maybe my clutch wasn't adjusted correctly but the dealer claims they all do it. Mine does it more though when the engine is hot. My 99' ZX750 did it too, so I am inclined to believe the dealership...
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My R1 does it too. Sitting at a stop light if I shift to neutral to relax my hand- then shift back into first when the light turns green- I get a very pronounced shift. I thought maybe my clutch wasn't adjusted correctly but the dealer claims they all do it. Mine does it more though when the engine is hot. My 99' ZX750 did it too, so I am inclined to believe the dealership...

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post #7 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-07-2007, 03:19 PM
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Both of my bikes do it.

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Its all very normal. My Z does it and all of my dirt bikes did it.
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My bike does it as well. Although my bike takes a while to get warm, and so once it is good and warm it idle's a bit higher and I notice it more then, you could back off your idle a little bit. I try to idle my bike at about 1000rpm.
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yep mine does it as well..


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post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-07-2007, 08:55 PM
 
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your bike is supposed to make that solid click noise when you put it in first, its kinda saying "careful you're in gear now" ya know? my dirt bike does it, my EX500 did it, both CBR's I was on did it, its something of a safety feature to warn you you just put it in gear.
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post #13 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-08-2007, 11:48 AM
 
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I agree with all, my F4i does it too as well as my R6. It's louder and more noticeable when the bike is cold but isn't that loud when the bike is warmed up.
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Yep my zzr does the same when I shift to first.. it sounds like a clunk rather then a click like the rest of the gears.. Seemed normal to me..



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First... make sure your clutch is adjusted correctly.

Second and more likely to reduce the THUD... try lowering your idle.. it should help. That is also why it does it more when the bike is warm. Cause with the oil hot along with the carb (if you have it) the motors idle will be higher and therefor cause more clunk into first.




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Not that I have a sports bike (yet), but my dirt bikes all do it.
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post #17 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-19-2007, 06:26 AM
 
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If you ever ride in a group youll hear every bike do it so yeah it normal. Go to any bike show and youll hear every high dollar bike do it along with the drag bikes.
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