Hey boys and girls!!! I just recently bought a 2002 R6 and have a few questions that I couldn't answer with searching. One was the infamous tick, doesn't really bother me but I was just curious. The second was 1st gear to second gear shifting issues I'm having. It starts after the bike has warmed up, it doesn't shift into second as smoothly as when the bike is cool, and the shifts are kinda loud. It's like I can feel it go through [N] into 2nd. Sometimes it kinda clicks too. I've read that the transmission has three dawgs and if the rpm's are not matched up to the speed of the bike it will not engage as smoothly. The faster I up shift the smoother it is. I just am new to the sport bike scene and I want to make sure it's something normal. I plan to do an oil change with synthetic will that maybe smooth it out a little?