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Offline RoadRash

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So, has anyone found a technique for .......
on: August 30, 2013, 06:47:21 AM
Changing from 1st to 2nd gear without it sounding like half the transmission has dropped out behind you?

The bike turns heads but for the wrong reason  :034:

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Offline Harry H

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Re: So, has anyone found a technique for .......
Reply #1 on: August 30, 2013, 09:22:34 AM
Take it back to your dealer.

Yes there's a bit of a transmission clunk but no more than any of the last 30 bikes I've owned. The gearbox on my CT is fantastic. Clutchless up changes from 2nd onwards are virtually seamless. My only complaint would be the size of the gap between 1st and 2nd gear is a little too wide but thats a ratio issue rather than mechanical.

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Offline veejay

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Reply #2 on: August 31, 2013, 04:09:15 PM
 :0461: Totally - the slickest gearbox I have experienced (from 2nd upwards)......

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Reply #3 on: September 03, 2013, 09:13:23 PM
DCT...

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Reply #4 on: September 04, 2013, 02:04:40 PM
 :0461: But then again, had no problems with the manual version...
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Re: So, has anyone found a technique for .......
Reply #5 on: September 04, 2013, 03:01:07 PM
I know that noise......what a racket at times.
What do you mean it's raining....get ootside and ride the thing.

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Offline CrossX

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Re: So, has anyone found a technique for .......
Reply #6 on: September 05, 2013, 06:10:37 PM
It happens the same to me...gearchange is really delicious but the change between first and second gear when you go up...

The thing is sometimes it makes more clunky noise than others...so after trying a little bit, I realized that if I pull on the clutch lever a couple of times when I change between 1st and second gear, and just make the change when the clutch lever itself is well against the grip it smooths everything out substantially...

Try it and feed back impression... :028:

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Offline CrossX

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Reply #7 on: September 05, 2013, 06:19:29 PM
I forgot...

Try the new GS LC gearbox and you will need a guy running after you picking up all the pieces you loose in every gearchange....really awful...

That's a bad gearbox and not the one fitted on the CT that for me is 99% smoothness and accuracy...

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