I have an 05 with a tranny grind issue that someone here might be able to help me resolve. The bike has 11,000 miles on it. I can start the bike cold or fully warmed up and it will click smoothly into 1st gear, but if I start the bike and let it run for just a minute and then put it in gear it grinds so badly that I generally shut it off, put it in gear and then restart to avoid the grind.
RPM at cold start up I think is about 2000.
Clutch feels good, but I have not preformed any adjustment procedure.
I've owned the bike for less than a year.
An oil change made no difference.
Should I tell the wife that Santa should just bring me a new one?
new always works .............
when a clutch stack is actuated while clicking thru the gears
oil dripz & is thrown out [ rinse cycle ]
while sitting in your garage days / weeks at a time
while cruising down the hiway at speed
[ by example possibly a tankful at a time ....]
oil is trapped between the friction plates & drive plates
at rest after cool down they get very sticky ....................
while riding at speed the residual trapped oil
is baked at near in a zip code approx 180 - 210 degrees
a hot sticky ****
no less pulling in or at the end of a ride
the residual oil is trapped
all adding up to wonky actuation
question IS .........??
if U go out to crank up after bike has been sitting in gear overnite
a- do U feel a tug initially until the engine fires up ??
bike feels like it wants to move a little
slight lurch ??