rough gears 2nd and 3rd

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  1. watertrade

    watertrade New Member

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    Hi everyone, :smile:

    I spend 80% of my time riding around in 2nd and 3rd. (most of my riding is to and from work in traffic :frown: ) I try and go into 4th whenever I can. I always try and keep rpm above 4k. 4 -7k is my normal riding range.
    anyway... In the last week or so I have noticed 2nd and 3rd feel a little rough on acceleration while in 4-7k rpm range - as well as feeling rougher, there is a bit of a 'chattery 'noise which 'chatters' more when I go over bumps.

    If I change up to 4th it feels much more solid and smooth.

    any ideas what could ? some of the riders at work say its probably just wearing in more in those gears. probably true but should I expect all the gears to wear in and feel crap like this?

    I have had the bike from new - its now done 1500km

    I'm going to call the place I bought it from tomorrow but expect the "its fine, go away" story.

    cheers
    Jim
     
  2. Rubo

    Rubo New Member

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    1500KM is nothing!! and your transmission most likely is fine considering the millage.
    Did you change the oil? I would change the filter and the oil something like synthetic and see if the problem persists. Often times simple oil change smooths out the gears.
    Good luck
     
  3. JBzRed07

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    Not sure what year/generation model you have, but on my 6th Gen, shifting into 3rd is sometimes a pain in the arse; for a moment, it just plain refuses to go into 3rd.
     
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    My 1st gen 84 is missing 3rd & 2nd , Tomorow the engine comes out to fix the shift rod bolts that break in the 1000"s trany oh Honda this common fault / Another bottom end kit.
    hope your on a warranty plan ,or mechanicaly inclined, Good luck...:drinkers::canada::canada::stripper: Take it and split the cases..
     

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