Downshifting problem


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doctorpaul
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1989 PC800

Downshifting problem

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1975 GL1000 with 59K miles. Bought two years ago; not running ~ 10 years. have gone through engine, carbs, brakes. Runs strong. Changed oil - Amsoil Metric synthetic. New tires. First ride OK for few minutes then would not downshift from second; could get off the bike and fiddle with the shifter and eventually get it to go down into neutral and first. Honda mechanic recommended change to non-synthetic oil; went with Castrol 4-T 10W40. Same issues. Clutch 'seems' to be properly adjusted (doesn't creep in first gear and no slippage on acceleration noted). Does seem to be a problem that begins after it warms up. Bike upshifts great and goes down to second fine. Any ideas? Thanks.


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2014 GL1800
NE Oklahoma
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Re: Downshifting problem

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Most bikes are a bit stubborn shifting if the bike isn't moving. You didn't say, but try downshifting to first before coming to complete stop.
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Re: Downshifting problem

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The problem is there while slowing (when I usually shift into first) as well as stopped. Thanks, though.
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2014 GL1800
NE Oklahoma
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