06 CBR 600F4I Hard Shifting
Hi everyone. New to the forum, and a first time bike owner. Last week I purchased my 2006 CBR 600 F4i. I live in Louisiana, and found the bike on ebay. It was located about 20 miles out of Nashville, so I flew to Nashville, and drove the bike home. 530 miles..Long ride, but not nearly as bad as I was expecting. Smooth riding bike, and fairly comfortable for such a long ride.
The bike only had 946 miles on it. Runs great, and i'm very happy with the bike. The only concern I have is with shifting through 1st,2nd, and 3rd gear. ( shifting up or down ) From a stop in neutral, down to first, there's a fairly loud, and rough feeling "clank". And when shifting up to 2nd, and 3rd, I get the same clanking sound. When shifting down, I can "feel" a slight "grinding" in the shift lever, and the clanking sound is much worse when shifting down. I've tried shifting at different speeds,rpms,less clutch, more clutch, and anything else I could think of. I have noticed that with more riding and practice, shifting up has become smoother and more natural, however, I can't figure out how to resolve the nasty sound and feel of shifting down when slowing down and/or coming to a stop. Is it me, or the bike? Any tips? THANKS GUYS.