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Loud Clank shifting into first

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Old 05-23-2009, 08:00 AM
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Whenever I am at a stop, after the bike is warmed up, when I shift into first it seems like the gear engaging makes a louder noise than it should and the bike jumps forward a little bit. I don't know if that's just how it is, or if something may be wrong. When I am slowing down to a red light and shift into first it doesn't make the noise or jump. I've tried depressing the shifter differently and it doesn't really make a difference. I know that the CCT is going bad on my 2002, it's got 18k on it, not sure if that would be related to the issue I'm having.
 
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Old 05-23-2009, 08:23 AM
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Normal.
 
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Old 05-23-2009, 10:56 AM
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why does it do that?
 
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Old 05-23-2009, 11:42 AM
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My 2004 with 4000 miles does it, my friends 2002 with 14k miles does it, they all do it!
 
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Old 05-23-2009, 01:00 PM
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i see that, but it doesn't answer why the motorcycle does that.
 
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Old 05-23-2009, 01:03 PM
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It's just the way honda makes their tranny's.
 
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Old 05-23-2009, 04:44 PM
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I am in no way an expert, but I think it could be related to how bikes gear linkages change directions so often. It may sound silly, but think about it. When you are in 2nd to 6th gear, you go from low to high (the pedal) then back down to down shift. But first gear, since it is the opposite--high to low, could maybe be why it has something to do with the clunk.

However someone here on the forum made a thread on when changing your clutch that you can go even deeper to change a small part to get rid of a lot of the clunking noise. However, many have said that it is not necessary.
 
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Old 05-23-2009, 04:50 PM
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Think of it as if the bike is warning you, "Do not drop the clutch!"
 
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Old 05-23-2009, 06:26 PM
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all bikes do it street and dirt. its your chain jumping because the clutch never fully disengages. so next time you go out to your bike watch your chain when you put it in 1st.
 
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