always seem to miss second gear!
Posted January 18, 2011 - 08:10 PM
Posted January 19, 2011 - 08:15 AM
I simply stopped trying to shift so fast and hard, and had to teach myself to pay attention to foot position.
I have no idea if it is possible to "shift too hard", but interestingly enough, I also had times where my foot would just BARLY touch the shifter, and the bike would shift from 2nd to 3rd faster, and smoother then a F1 paddle shifter, and not even think about touching the clutch (it was a completely unintentional shift after all), so I find it very hard to believe that there is a tranny "problem" causing me to miss 3rd when i try too hard. I think the issue was me, and "trying to hard"
I would simply try to become more concious of your foot, and the "shifting process" for awhile, until it becomes more natural, and you could always try a nice easy (no high rev's, and no high loads) upshift without the clutch even just to see if it still does it.
I'm pretty sure these bikes are designed to handle some clutchless gear changes, and if not, someone will correct me...lol
Posted January 19, 2011 - 12:30 PM
Posted January 19, 2011 - 08:06 PM
Posted January 20, 2011 - 04:38 PM
Most of my friends with 12 or larger boots go straight for the longer lever and move it up a notch or two. Mostly just one.
I already do this for my bike and I'm only rocking size 10.5 boots. The stock one is made for small little japaneese kids in kung-fu flip flops.
Posted January 20, 2011 - 05:04 PM
Posted January 21, 2011 - 08:25 AM
Posted January 23, 2011 - 11:27 AM
Posted January 28, 2011 - 10:28 AM
We think it's just from not taking the time to move the shifter all the way up. It feels to me like it has to go further for the change from one down to up, up, up, etc. I think it's like you are moving to neutral. So you have to move through Neutral all the way to Second.
Best fix for us is to just make sure you move all the way up. Sure is bad when you are getting in to it and all you get is a more noise but no go!
With my WR though I don't ride too much in first anymore. Just get going in first then right to second. Use the clutch to rev it up instead of down shift.