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    Danger: Keep Back 500 Ft FredRydr's Avatar
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    R1200R - Shifting from First to Second

    Does anyone else with the most recent transmission find a long throw for the shift lever between first and second (compared to other shifts, and compared to older transmissions)? After 7,000 miles, I find all too often that I never reached second before I am rolling on the throttle and engaging the clutch.

    Fred

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    A bozo on the bus deilenberger's Avatar
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    Fred - it happens to me on occasion - but not that often.
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    Cannonball Rider #52 darrylri's Avatar
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    Haven't noticed this on my '07 R12ST. I've got nearly 5k on it and can't recall this happening.

    (Maybe it's because I finished getting my R51/3 on the road and put 1k on it. One must shift that bike with a very determined, positive foot.)
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    Danger: Keep Back 500 Ft FredRydr's Avatar
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    Sh*t. I would have felt much better if they all do that. I guess I have no alternative but to concentrate on good technique, instead.

    Fred

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    Yes, I'm experiencing the same thing! I thought I was nuts. I've got an '07 RT with just over 7K on it. I didn't notice the shifting 'trouble' until after the 6k service. After that I started 'missing" the shift into second. Haven't noticed it in any of the other gears. It's a little annoying; now I just have to be careful to really make sure I fully shift up.

    And now I have a reason to make my first post. Hmph.

    Andy.

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    A bozo on the bus deilenberger's Avatar
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    Oh - one thing I did do - when the shifting felt a bit "different" - I oiled the linkage and the pivot points for the shift lever. There are several points that can be oiled.. that seemed to smooth shifts out for me again.
    Don Eilenberger http://www.eilenberger.net
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