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Author Topic: Grinding Between 1st and 2nd  (Read 123 times)

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RockinRollin

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Grinding Between 1st and 2nd
« on: May 20, 2020, 08:43:49 AM »

Since I bought my bike it sometimes grinds ( or ticks) when up shifting from first to second before the dogs have a chance to engage into 2nd gear. It doesn't do this between other gears. I was thinking this is because the clutch is not fully disengaging the gears which would make it a clutch issue as opposed to a gear or transmission issue, any thoughts?
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Re: Grinding Between 1st and 2nd
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2020, 11:10:09 AM »

Never had such an issue.
All I can say about is that actually I hear a clear "STACK" each time I engage the 1st gear, shifting from the neutral position. Anything else, whenever upshifting or downshifting.
Sorry.
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Re: Grinding Between 1st and 2nd
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2020, 13:10:26 PM »

My 1500 has about 33,000 miles. There is a definite solid effort needed to get from first to second - if I don't really stomp on it I will get neutral. I think the 'neutral finder' puts more of a gap between the gears so over time it gets more pronounced. If I had to guess I would say it is 4 clicks all at once if that makes sense.
On another note I am having a ball riding again and this bike is the coolest thing imo! I'm still going to the garage to check it out.  :)
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Re: Grinding Between 1st and 2nd
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2020, 19:58:26 PM »

There is always going to be a difference between 1-2 and 2-3, 3-4, 4-5 because of the neutral gate. longer throw, since you are essentially moving a position and a half.. practice and careful clutch work. I have no problem with mine, or my W-650...
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