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my clanky gears ^

hiya - i have 4,500 miles on my 10, all broken in nice and neat. Riding on my 3rd oil change.
here's the problem with the 10: shifting from 2nd to 1st is harder than ever. i'd say the gearing down could be described as "banging".

this happens at low rev's and mid rev's. i'm sure high rev's would be torture.

Any thoughts or suggestions?
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adjust yer clutch cable. Are you running synthetic oil? I think I went Amsoil full synth or something like that... and it runs smoother. Check yer clutch cable and adjust....err...I already said that. Mine still clunks every now and again, but not as much.

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Are you blippin' the throttle or just jammin' it in?
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Both my 10R and 6R clunk noticably louder shifting back to first on the roll, my theory is that it has something to do with the way the shift drum spins past neutral and bangs into first, if you consider what is happening when you do this it sorta makes sense, the shift drum throws the selector fork with some impact to mesh the dog clutch for first gear, this in turn has to spin up half your clutch plates if the clutch is disengaged, so as Dark Angel said start off by checking the clutch adjustment

I never shift back to first until nearly stationary anyway so it never bothers me
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adjust yer clutch cable. Are you running synthetic oil? I think I went Amsoil full synth or something like that... and it runs smoother. Check yer clutch cable and adjust....err...I already said that. Mine still clunks every now and again, but not as much.
nope, no synthetic oils.
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Are you blippin' the throttle or just jammin' it in?
barely a blippin'. not even.

it's more of a resistance. the banging is noise, literally. louder clank than what i like and am used to.
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Both my 10R and 6R clunk noticably louder shifting back to first on the roll, my theory is that it has something to do with the way the shift drum spins past neutral and bangs into first, if you consider what is happening when you do this it sorta makes sense, the shift drum throws the selector fork with some impact to mesh the dog clutch for first gear, this in turn has to spin up half your clutch plates if the clutch is disengaged, so as Dark Angel said start off by checking the clutch adjustment

I never shift back to first until nearly stationary anyway so it never bothers me
IyIyIyIyYiy, I see. no more first
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adjust yer clutch cable. Are you running synthetic oil? I think I went Amsoil full synth or something like that... and it runs smoother. Check yer clutch cable and adjust....err...I already said that. Mine still clunks every now and again, but not as much.
picked my bike up today from localshop. excited to have it back, but my gear problemo has become worse. now, downshifting from 3rd to 2nd is noticeably different.
the force it takes to push the gear from 3rd to 2nd is rough feeling and is harder-than-ever to do. i am talking about shifting when slowing down to a stop sign, like 40 mph.

when i picked my bike up, the odometer was reset at sssome point. big whoop.
the only work requested on my bike was warranty repair of front air duct & tightening of the chain. (my bike has 4,500 miles)

mechanic said that my clutch cable is okay.

of course i'll go back up to my shop, but what do y'all think is going on?
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