High-G FJR Junkie!
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Rolling Prairie, Ind
You guyís have obviously never owned a mid 70ís Honda 750 based gl1000 or 750, talk about clunky ! I donít think itís possible to get 1 ride in w/o missing all kinds of shifts and grinding gears from the first to second shift.
Lee, take some time and clean/lube the lever pivot, mine was bone dry and very sluggish, once I cleaned it and lubed it with some Honda moly lube it just works freely. Also I recommend changing the upper pivot arm to a R1 pivot that is shorter, makes the shifting a bit quicker and makes the foot pedal movement shorter, subtle but definite improvement to me. You just need to try to keep the shift rod as straight as you can.
Also suggest you add your year/model fjr to your signature, itíll make it easier to help diagnosis for your problem(s), prolly will make little difference on this shifting issue but there are differences year-year. Let us know how it goes.
Red 2014A, the fastest color !
Ride more,, worry less !