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post #11 of 13 Old 06-08-2018, 04:52 AM Thread Starter
 
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interestingly enough, this may have been to my own stupid error but it shifts great with the bike on. all this time i have been trying to do it with the bike off. ive taken the bike on a test run and encountered an odd situation where the bike fakes going into 2nd but stays in neutral instead.

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post #12 of 13 Old 06-08-2018, 08:49 AM
 
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interestingly enough, this may have been to my own stupid error but it shifts great with the bike on. all this time i have been trying to do it with the bike off. ive taken the bike on a test run and encountered an odd situation where the bike fakes going into 2nd but stays in neutral instead.

Same here, the bike once in a while stops at N when I'm trying to up-click to 2nd, and I attribute it to my operator error and possibly needing to adjust the shift lever a tad more. I had to change PO's short-leg-almost-verticle-lever position.


When the engine is off, the dogteeth can be in complete disalignment and you can't really shift anything because the drum can't complete its rotation to the next detent-stop until the dogteeth engage. When running there is some vibration and trace amount of torque from fluidic friction in the open clutch to allow the dogteeth to wiggle into place.

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ive taken the bike on a test run and encountered an odd situation where the bike fakes going into 2nd but stays in neutral instead.
This is almost always due to operator error in executing the shift. The lever needs to be pulled up firmly and deliberately all the way to the length of its travel until resistance is felt on the top of the foot. Beginners often try to shift too quickly and don't follow through to the end of the shifting motion. Its fine to still have the lever pulled all the way up when the clutch is released and the bike is operating in the selected gear. I like to feel that end of travel resistance in my boot for a fraction of a second on every shift.

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