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Offline petef

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Re: Gear shiftin from 5th to 6th clunky
« Reply #140 on: April 17, 2019, 09:29:43 AM »
Yeah notice it on my 2019 Z900 picked it up Saturday just gone so only covered about 70 miles on it.. annoying hope it gets better.. all other gears are ok

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Re: Gear shiftin from 5th to 6th clunky
« Reply #141 on: April 17, 2019, 11:15:04 AM »
 It's not gonna go away Pete it's the  way the gearbox is :087: :431:

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Re: Gear shiftin from 5th to 6th clunky
« Reply #142 on: April 17, 2019, 12:05:57 PM »
Oh well not a major issue :)

Offline peter88

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Re: Gear shiftin from 5th to 6th clunky
« Reply #143 on: April 17, 2019, 12:33:19 PM »
Yep you are not alone, is your audible ?

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Re: Gear shiftin from 5th to 6th clunky
« Reply #144 on: April 17, 2019, 12:34:36 PM »
Yeah a little and can feel it.. does it get better if over 4k revs ?

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Re: Gear shiftin from 5th to 6th clunky
« Reply #145 on: April 18, 2019, 01:21:10 AM »
No, but it gets quieter over 100km's an hour, because the wind stops you from hearing it, lol.

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Re: Gear shiftin from 5th to 6th clunky
« Reply #146 on: April 18, 2019, 10:18:13 AM »
Lol guess they call it character :)

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Re: Gear shiftin from 5th to 6th clunky
« Reply #147 on: April 18, 2019, 02:17:29 PM »
Yep.

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Re: Gear shiftin from 5th to 6th clunky
« Reply #148 on: April 19, 2019, 04:12:52 PM »
Ok, so today I took the bike for a spin and paid close attention to the noises and feel of the gear changes.

What I got was that changing gears from 1st > 2nd, 3rd > 4th and 4th > 5th that is almost no noise and a very very smooth change. In fact, coming to think about it, I don't remember riding a bike with such a smooth transition of gears.

When I change from 2nd to 3rd I hear a louder sound and also got the clunky sensation.
But 5th > 6th is definitely louder and clunkier, by far.

Even though, the noise and the clunkiness doesn't bother me at all.

That got me curious and I was thinking if the gear ratios affect the sensation and noise of the changes.

Looking in the manual, the greater difference in ratios is when you change from 1st to 2nd (-29,4%), 2nd to 3rd (-19,9%) and 5th to 6th (-20,9%).

Could that mean something?

Here is the specs on the manual (gear, gear ratio, % difference when changing from one to another)
1st   2,917   
2nd   2,059   -29,4%
3rd   1,650   -19,9%
4th   1,409   -14,6%
5th   1,222   -13,3%
6th   0,967   -20,9%

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Re: Gear shiftin from 5th to 6th clunky
« Reply #149 on: April 20, 2019, 12:50:58 AM »
Food for thought, but it still doesn't explain why a lot of bikes do not have this issue at all, unless those riders are all deaf ?  The inconsistency is what confuses me, it makes no sense to my mind.
« Last Edit: April 20, 2019, 12:59:53 AM by peter88 »