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I ride a 2nd gen...was taking off from a stop and accelerated kinda hard but not wot or anything. When I tried to shift to 2nd it went into neutral instead. I tried to shift again to 2nd and it wouldn't go in. It would just grind but wouldn't shift...so I tried dropping into first and it did the same thing. So I just ending up coasting to a stop and after I stopped it began to shift again like normal. It was fine after that for the rest of my ride.

Anyone have any idea why it would do that or if its a sign of another bigger problem? Any help is much appreciated.
 

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You just didn't give it a positive enough shift at first, so it missed second. Then when you tried again it needed even more pressure, and some rev-matching. Since you didn't get the revs close and give it a firm shift, you needed to stop. Nothing wrong or abnormal about it. Don't make it a habit, as the grinding and tough shifts aren't the easiest thing on your trans.
 

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Wouldn't hurt to check your oil.
 

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yea, when the gear are already spinning you need to throw that sucker in there or else your going to do the transmission bouncing game. good advise on the oil too,
 

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Thanks a bunch guys for the help. Checked the oil and its fine...synth as well, which I here is supposed to help make shifting smoother. I guess I just didn't shift hard enough. I'll be more careful :p
 

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raisin the dead thread here... this has recently started happening to me...

what doesn't make sense it that it's become something that's happening more often - whereas it never used to happen at all... It's happened 4 times in the last 3 days.

r we sure this isn't related to the replacement shift rod part issue...?
(old part #13161-0061 -> new part #13161-0071)??

m I being paranoid or am I being retarded by not getting it checked out while under warranty?? Is the dealer going to tell me to eff-off & think me the retard...?

mine is a 3rd gen though - not 2nd
 

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check/change you oil. The engine shares its oil with the trans. Dirty engine oil means hard/misshifts. It is a good indicator that you oil is done.
 

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Make sure all the pivot pionts on you shifter linkage are properly lubricated. :cool:
 

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check/change you oil. The engine shares its oil with the trans. Dirty engine oil means hard/misshifts. It is a good indicator that you oil is done.
2nd service was 1000k's ago... so oil it pretty much brand new.

Make sure all the pivot pionts on you shifter linkage are properly lubricated. :cool:
I don't wanna pull anything out/open anything on my end, cos no doubt they're gonna try to rape me re: the warranty if I do.
 

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check/change you oil. The engine shares its oil with the trans. Dirty engine oil means hard/misshifts. It is a good indicator that you oil is done.
LOL, thats how I know its time to change my oil, when my shifts get a bit stiff and I start missing one here or there. My Silkolene is still mostly red when I drain it but fresh fluid makes a noticeable diff in shifting smoothness.

Make sure all the pivot pionts on you shifter linkage are properly lubricated. :cool:
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Make sure you have the shift lever adjusted to suit your inputs. When I bought my bike the shift lever was too far up and I was at the end of foot deflection by the time it upshifted. I lowered the lever and it made a huge difference.
 
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