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BANG down into first gear


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when im slowing to a halt from high speed, i hold the clutch in, step down, 4 3 2 and a loud HIT noise like the gear didnt change right when I go to first and I feel it kick back the gear pedal a bit..

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if your traveling at speed then yes :?


you are letting the clutch out between changes arent you ?


you need to match the bike speed to the gear :)


a lot of bikes give a clunk when going into 1st :?

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As stu m said " Match your bike speed to the gear "


Most bikes make a clunk when going into first mate'y. My old aprilia use to make a big bang lol. I wouldnt worry fella unless it starts getting louder.

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I was told recently by those who should know to let the clutch out for each gear on a downshift wherever possible.


I think the clunk is an audible indication that you are in 1st.

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OK quick tip for ya,


Next time you are out on the bike, accelerate away in first and note what speed you change from first the second. its usually quite a low speed, dont drop back down into first until below that speed (as a guide only not a rule!)


From what you describe is sounds like you are dropping into first a bit quick.

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i can't remember the last time i changed into first whilst moving!, stop in 2nd, neutral, then into first to move off.

have you got a car? try getting that into 1st whilst moving, they don't like it either :lol:

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balls that up at speed and you'll lock up the rear wheel then probably visit casualty--why are you piddling about with 1st n 2nd they are for starting away and weaving thru traffic

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No Jab it was to Luke--he is dropping down the gears too fast at too high a speed by the sounds of it and not as you described which is the best way when slowing and that is what all the noise is about--no need to actually engage 1st until starting off from stationary

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i can't remember the last time i changed into first whilst moving!, stop in 2nd, neutral, then into first to move off.

have you got a car? try getting that into 1st whilst moving, they don't like it either :lol:

 


:stupid:

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I think that extra clunk is the selector going through neutral and then in to first. You're going through 2 gear positions in one go.


If you have to bang it down in to first from neutral, try rolling your bike backwards a few inches, this can take pressure off selectors and forks in the box and they can move easier. (I have this problem sometimes)

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