Anyone else thinks the trans shifting from 1st to second to third and so on is abit clunky and loud?Or is it just me and thats pretty normal....?My 1600 04 marauder was no where near this loud....Or do they call firm and crisp? ;D...
Ever notice how people joke about things they don't have but want? I don't joke about any of the other cruisers... then again, I've got what I want!Even my buddies riding next to me laugh when it bangs,
I've had that same issue also with it not wanting to go into first from neutral after coming to a stop at a light and putting it in neutral. I finde that if I roll the bike backwards a few inches it goes into 1st easier. Hopefully, all these little quirks will work themselves out over time and mileage. But I'll be mentioning this, the rough shifting and the STILL small amounts ouf oil spray coming out on the left side, to the dealer this week when I bring it in for it's post-breakin service. I think it's just got to be leftover oil in the air cleaner housing. At least that's what I hope.VZR1800 said:Every now and then mine doesn't want to go from neutral to first. It seems to happen only when there's a line of cars behind me at the light. When this happens, the shift into first makes the bike jump .Â And whats funnier is how other times it shifts so smoothly you can barely feel it.
Very true, but we have 5 minute traffic lights. And keeping your arm stretched and clutch pulled in that long isn't at all practical. Mainly due to the bars.jerbear said:Like the Vtx, the going from neutral to first problem is quickily resolved by letting the clutch out and then reengaging it and shifting.
The other concern i'd have though is the idea of shifting into neutral at stops and lights. It's far safer to leave it in gear in case you have to get out of Dodge in a hurry. Like when you look in your mirror and see the person behind you isn't slowing down. I don't want to be someones hood ornament because it's a shift or die situation.