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mech question for 06 600 cbr f4i

hi i've had my 600 since oct. my first bike i've taken it in for its 600 mile first tune up and it was make a loud clanking sound when i put it in gear and when i shifted from 1st up to 2 nd and sometimes i would hear it when i hit 3rd ii told the mech at the place i bought it and they said with the oil chang and the tighting of the chain it should go away but it hasnt is this normal or is there something else i should look for iam no mech myself so i really dont know what to look for and it does it when its warmed up and not just when the bike cold or its cold out side i live in tucson arizona so its pretty warm i also wondering if its my shifting maybe i am not shifting right. i dont know somebody plz help me. also what is the best lube for the chain i can buy that will hold up but not collect alot of road dirt. any thoughts i am opened for and would be very thankful.


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Are you pulling the clutch in all the way when you shift? It's somewhat common to hear a little click when you switch gears, but nothing too loud or rough.
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Some bikes (even of the same make) are pickier than others about shifting.
I think it (mostly you) will get better with time and practice. The mesh of a bike tranny is so much closer than a car. You have to have the RPM's matched much closer to your shift points.

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Are you pulling the clutch in all the way when you shift? It's somewhat common to hear a little click when you switch gears, but nothing too loud or rough.
thanks for the welcome and yes i do pull the clutch in all the way i sometimes think i make myself think the sound is more than what it really is who knows but thanks for the info i will welcome more if you think of any
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Some bikes (even of the same make) are pickier than others about shifting.
I think it (mostly you) will get better with time and practice. The mesh of a bike tranny is so much closer than a car. You have to have the RPM's matched much closer to your shift points.
and thanks too you also jeeps hopefully i will get better with time
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If its a 2006... who cares... its under warrenty... take it to the dealer and tell them to fix it! PERIOD!




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If its a 2006... who cares... its under warrenty... take it to the dealer and tell them to fix it! PERIOD!
The question is;
Is it all in his head and he is making hard shifts or is it the bike. I see newbie's clunking the gear box all the time. Most get smoother with practice.

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The question is;
Is it all in his head and he is making hard shifts or is it the bike. I see newbie's clunking the gear box all the time. Most get smoother with practice.
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it will get better on the next change as well...... by aobut 4-6K mi itll be bout at its prime for shifting. Kawis do that a bit too.

But also, try shifting clutchless, itll shift smoother and make the clutch plates last longer anywyas... Just while riding, when reeady to shift up, pull the shifter up.... no clutch.. Hold the pressure then let off the gas and itll go right up into the next gear smoothly... DONT do the same thing going downwards... least in the lower gears...it may put ya on the ground.
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If the F4i uses a clutch cable, see if the cable is adjusted correctly. If it uses an hydraulic clutch, check the fluid level. Otherwise, the oil level is low, the sprockets are loose, or the chain is hitting something. But the mechanic should have checked these. I use PJ1 black chain lube on my old CBR.
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Welcome to the world of Honda Transmissons...You will also find some other delightful characteristics like jamming when downshifting. If you are on the highway or interstate traveling in 6th, and you pull off and slow down...if you don't downshift before stopping, it won't shift down to first gear. you will have to let the clutch out and pop it into 3rd, 2nd and then to first...
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Kawis do that too.

I guess for the best bikes you gotta take a flaw or two right? hahaha
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Kawis do that too.

I guess for the best bikes you gotta take a flaw or two right? hahaha

I reckon...
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Unfortunately, its a common issue with most all bikes. That's why they teach to downs shift while stopping.

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