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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-09-2007, 01:09 AM Thread Starter
 
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shifting problems....

On the way home from work tonight it seemed like the shifter had a very vague feel to it. The bike was shifting just fine it just felt, well...vague. I had the same boots on that I always wear to work and the only thing I have done is adjust the idle. Shifting to first there was no pronounced thud, just a small click and off I went, all other shifts felt the same. It was hotter today than it has been, I mean a whopping 85 degrees tops. What should I check? I was thinking maybe clutch adjustment, or shift pedal adjustment. I am going to ride it tomorrow with different boots on and see if that makes a difference. thanks.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-10-2007, 02:39 PM
 
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I notice that when my bike is cold, shifting gears makes a pronounced sound as you stated. When the bike is warm up(temp reading 170-200) the sound is barely there. I have no idea why it does this but I haven't noticed a change in performance or shifting. It's done this since I bought it new with 0 miles on it.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-10-2007, 03:12 PM
 
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Check your drivechain tension.....a loose(r) drivechain can lend a "vague" feel to shifting.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-10-2007, 03:17 PM Thread Starter
 
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I adjusted the shift lever and I have more feel now I believe it was set way too low. The vague feeling was coming from the shifter resting on my steel toe work boots. I am going to check the chain also I believe that it's due for a good tighten. I also feel that the weak spot in the linkage is the rod, that things just way to flimsy, I believe that it deflects slightly so I am looking for alternatives. Are there aftermarket ones that are stronger without buying entire rearsets? Thanks.
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-11-2007, 02:04 PM
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Also understand that if your idle is set too high you will get more of the THUD or CLANK when shifting from N to 1st. That was probably the REAL reason. That is what you changed.. not the shift lever...

Things are status quo
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What changed? "X" changed!

Which don't mean its changed for the worse.. just that it changed.




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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-15-2007, 03:44 PM
 
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You might have some dog**** stuck in it?
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