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Old 07-09-2009, 06:30 PM
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Sometimes when i'm slowing down and I'm downshifting thru the gears to get back to first..sometimes wen I press down the shifter it will vibrate pretty violently and very fast for a second..then it stops and i just shift down again and it finally goes into that gear...it usually when going from 2nd to 1st.

Anyone experience this?? The only way I can describe the sound is like someone is firing a gatling gun. Maybe I"m hitting i false neutral??
 
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Old 07-09-2009, 07:30 PM
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Unless you are going slow enough your bike doesn't want to be in first...Same with most cars...I usually don't use first until I am at the speed I am trying to slow down to...Blipping would allow you to go in when the RPM's are higher too.
 
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sorry I didn't explain it well enough....sometimes on these back roads..I'll rev it up to a nice speed...and coast in neutral. when I see a stop sign comming up I"ll shift all the way down to first while the clutch is still pulled in..that is when it makes the gatling noise
 
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Old 07-09-2009, 11:40 PM
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bikes dont like to coast in neutral. i would suggest putting it in 6th instead and cruising that way.
 
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Old 07-10-2009, 12:59 AM
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Short answer: don't do it, it's bad. Hold the clutch in if you want to coast, then downshift normally when it comes to that point.
 
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Old 07-10-2009, 02:14 AM
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sometimes wen I press down the shifter it will vibrate pretty violently and very fast for a second
Those are the gears rubbing against each other ~ not good. It's OK to drop it all the way down to second gear while at speed, but you'll need to slow down even more to drop it in first. Usually I'll do it right before coming to a stop or taking a turn. Otherwise, as stated above, it won't want to engage and you'll be grinding.
 
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Old 07-10-2009, 04:07 AM
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You can get your gears pretty low even at high speeds as long as you do it right. I was out with a small group of friends tonight and me and a buddy were being retarded, and riding around in first gear at like 40mph.

Rev-matching is down shifting's best friend.
 
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ugh...I'm having the hardest time explaining this...i'm not too sure if you guys understand what is going on cause the answers don't match up...Wen i say I coast in neutral....I mean I"m coasting in gear with the clutch pulled in...which is pretty much neutral.

and for the person who said the gears are rubbing...the shaking happens when I have the clutchh lever pulled in..so how can the gears rub??
 
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Old 07-10-2009, 03:05 PM
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Don't coast. It's a bad riding habit. Motorcycles are most stable when the power is being transferred to the rear wheel.
 
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Originally Posted by Jaybird180 View Post
Don't coast. It's a bad riding habit. Motorcycles are most stable when the power is being transferred to the rear wheel.
yea be eventually I will have to pull the clutch in and brake and downshift.

I'm not coasting for miles...if u see a red light 500 feet in front of you...ur not going to hold the gas all the way to the light and slam on the breaks so u don't "coast"

sory if I sound like an *** but I dunno..I'm get frustrated wen people don't read my initial post right and comment on something else this is irrelevant
 

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