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07-10-2012, 07:18 PM,
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trouble shifting to first
Hi All..

2002 1100 13k

The bike is new to me...but i have put a 1000 mile on it.
I am having trouble putting it in first...while driving and coming to a stop I do shift down to first...waiting at the stop i will pop it in nuetral...

ok ready to

pull in the clutch and hit the shifter to go in first it feels like it shifts but let off the handle it is still in nuetral

I have tried every way of shifting and down shifting

I will not do it everytime

I can't seem to figure it out don't think it me

Help Chuck
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07-11-2012, 09:15 PM,
#2
RE: trouble shifting to first
Hey I'm not familiar with the issue you are having but I contacted one of my buddies that runs a motorcycle shop in Houston and am waiting to hear back from him. I'll post his response once I get it!
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07-11-2012, 11:15 PM,
#3
RE: trouble shifting to first
Okay ....thanks

Drove today...same results. Definitly not going into first. Driving me nuts, will not do it every time, seems like its only when I am under pressure to move..u know when someone is right on your rear fender

Chuck
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07-12-2012, 12:13 AM,
#4
Re: trouble shifting to first
I was having same problem shifting to first and then to second. Mechanic told me to change with authority with a bit longer clutch press and problem was gone. Try to press hard for first until you feel its really engaged. These powerful machines need to feel your power too. :D
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07-12-2012, 12:29 AM,
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RE: trouble shifting to first
(07-12-2012, 12:13 AM)zag Wrote: I was having same problem shifting to first and then to second. Mechanic told me to change with authority with a bit longer clutch press and problem was gone. Try to press hard for first until you feel its really engaged. These powerful machines need to feel your power too. :D

Thanks zag...great point!
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07-16-2012, 10:28 PM,
#6
RE: trouble shifting to first
Ok.......Will do

Let you know after drive on weekend

Thks
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07-21-2012, 01:23 AM,
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RE: trouble shifting to first
(07-16-2012, 10:28 PM)jakedogg Wrote: Ok.......Will do

Let you know after drive on weekend

Thks

Looking forward to it!
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08-04-2012, 02:14 AM,
#8
Re: trouble shifting to first
Any update? Was that a mechanical issue or the problem is gone?
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08-06-2012, 11:53 PM,
#9
RE: trouble shifting to first
Have you checked the shift linkage yet?

Bobby
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