Re: Problem switching from 1st to 2nd gear
It is normal for there to be a little bit of a louder and noticeable "click" when going from first to second. Remember, you are going past neutral, so the gearbox may be a little louder once it engages. I personally shift between 6 and 8K and have never had any problems. Upshifting and downshifting should be completed in smooth swift strokes. Don't feather the clutch when upshifting or downshifting, and be sure to make prominant kicks on the shifter (i.e don't baby it slowly into the next gear, it needs a swift stroke being a sequential gearbox where everything meshes together). you said that you usually wait a second after you stop accelerating. Don't do that. The movement should all be quick and in unison. As you roll of the throttle, engage the clutch, and at the same time kick up the shifter. If you let your rpms drop too low before you shift, especially in the higher speeds, your gearbox will make a TERRIBLE clunk. The same noise when you slip neutral and then go back into first or second.
some things that you can do to make sure your bike is operating as should:
-make sure the clutch cable has the proper slack in the cable (i believe it's 12mm in the manual)
-make sure your shift rod is properly aligned on the shift shaft. There is a mark on the top of the shift rod that must be in line with the shift shaft. (The one on the rod looks like a dot, and the one on the shafts is just a straight line. These need to be in line with one another.
-Make sure you have the proper oil level. Your clutch, transmission, and engine internals are all lubricated by the same fluid. check the dipstick while the bike is level and make sure the level is between the hash-marks.
If you continue to run into shifting problems, you could have a bent shift fork. I highly doubt this since you said you also noticed it in your ninja. more than likely your bike is probably operating as should, but check these things just to be safe. If nothing helps, send a video of you shifting.
If you wait until the last minute to do something, it will only take a minute.
Last edited by r6Ben00; 10-07-2019 at 08:49 AM.