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post #1 of 29 Old 08-12-2005, 07:35 PM Thread Starter
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Known fix for shifting problem?

When I occasionally get the balls to hold WFO through the gears, almost always when I go for third (clutchless), I end up still in second and overrev. It just doesn't pop in to third the way it should and it's bringin' me down.

BTW, the other day on just the right turn and surface, I got the bastard to power wheelie in third at about 130ish on corner exit. That's a new one to me. Unfuckin real.


P.S. Bike is still under warranty but I need to know if anyone has dealt with this yet. My dealer will take apart the whole bike before figuring it out, and I'd like to point them in the right direction.


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Everytime I have that problem its cause I got lazy...

Also, depending on what type of oil youre running, it could be causing problems with the clutch...The fix for that is take it out and soak it in oil overnight and reinstall!




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post #3 of 29 Old 08-13-2005, 01:49 AM Thread Starter
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Ummm, not getting lazy with the ol' foot. Trust me.

Am running Kawichem 20w50 dino-oil. 1800 miles

And this happens when clutchless upshifting, so I beleive that wouldn't effect the transmissions engagement? Never thought about that.

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Try the clutch thing...youll be glad you did...check out the how-to section!




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try lowering the shift lever or going for the GP pattern - not a real fix but helps

Mmmm - let me have a think about that....


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try lowering the shift lever or going for the GP pattern - not a real fix but helps
I missed second a few times before I switche to GP style. Haven't had the problem since.
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I missed second a few times before I switche to GP style. Haven't had the problem since.
went gp also no problems ! Andy how much of the lower did you have to trim?

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Rearsets will fix it. Sato, Arata, Attack, etc. All good. No more sloppy linkage = no more sloppy shifts. And for all the whiners, I know we shouldn't have to install aftermarket rearsets in order to have good shifting. A perfect world would be nice, but we live in this one, and you get better shifts with rearsets.
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here is the sato in gp shift you will have to trim the lower a bit

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As already said, lower the shift lever. Then buy rearsets.

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