grinding noise shifting into first to second and second to third


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grinding noise shifting into first to second and second to third

Postby 77goldwing1000 » Tue Jun 09, 2015 6:30 pm



it grinds when shifting into 1st to second and second to third, if its the shift fork i am screwed, or anything major as i don't even want to know how much its gonna cost to tear into that, really love the bike but may have to send it down the road :oops: whats the chances of it being major like shift forks dogs or something similar :/



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Re: grinding noise shifting into first to second and second to third

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Jun 10, 2015 9:42 am

First check the cheap stuff: if your clutch needs adjustment, it might not be completely disengaging, which will definitely grind gears when shifting. Hard on the clutch, too.

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Re: grinding noise shifting into first to second and second to third

Postby maintainer » Wed Jun 10, 2015 12:41 pm

I doubt if it's the shift fork, typically that would abruptly kick the bike back out of gear while under way because it doesn't fully engage.
This sounds like a clutch that has the control cable out of adjustment.
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Re: grinding noise shifting into first to second and second to third

Postby HawkeyeGL1200 » Wed Jun 10, 2015 7:09 pm

I couldn't agree more. I'd also check the oil (engine) viscosity to make sure it's okay...

WingAdmin wrote:First check the cheap stuff: if your clutch needs adjustment, it might not be completely disengaging, which will definitely grind gears when shifting. Hard on the clutch, too.
I am wrong as often as I am right concerning what is wrong with someone else' motorcycle without having seen the machine in person. Guessing with limited information, as to the source of the trouble, is sketchy at best.

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Re: grinding noise shifting into first to second and second to third

Postby 77goldwing1000 » Sat Jun 13, 2015 11:53 pm

hmm seems to be doing it when i slowdown and decrease speed or rev it when it is super warm, the grinding noise i hear is very erratic i will try to get a vid up of the sound if i can, it kinda seems to be lacking power, like it does not have the power it use to have as well...I hope this ain't the top end or internal transmission, I hope its clutch related, as i really really really like the bike




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