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Offline JohnnyDangerous

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Re: Gear shiftin from 5th to 6th clunky
Reply #230 on: December 08, 2020, 04:38:06 AM
*Originally Posted by kwaka [+]
Has anyone here had issues when shifting from 5th to 6th gear and back to 5th from 6th ????.
All other gears are smooth as silk but especially shifting up to 6th it is really clunky.
Bike has now done 4,000ks so if it was a settling issue I think that would have corrected by now.

My bike shifts a bit clunky too from 5th to 6th.  My Healtech quick shifter doesn't like 5-6th gear changes much.

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Re: Gear shiftin from 5th to 6th clunky
Reply #231 on: January 03, 2021, 11:38:44 AM
i get the same on my rs  ,its done it from day one as a brand new bike. now has 12,000 kms on it and still does it .serviced at the correct dealer kms by the dealer i bought it from.cant explain why it does it ,every other gear is  fine up or down.
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Re: Gear shiftin from 5th to 6th clunky
Reply #232 on: January 04, 2021, 08:24:31 PM
Seems to be a weakness in Kawasaki's modern (non-cassette) gearboxes. I had this issue on my Z900, so sold it (after I'd upgraded the springs). Bought a Z1000R and it had it even worse (check out the Z1000/SX forums and they are littered with people complaining about 5th-6th selection) so got rid of that before 12,000km. Now I have the Z900RS and it has only done it *once* so far. But I am keeping a close eye on it and will upgrade the springs when I get a chance.

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Re: Gear shiftin from 5th to 6th clunky
Reply #233 on: January 05, 2021, 03:29:34 AM
I wouldn't call mine "clunky" but there is a noticeable "click" from 5th to 6th that isn't present anywhere else. I never considered it a bad thing, it is nice feedback on which gear I'm in if I'm not looking down at the dash.

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Re: Gear shiftin from 5th to 6th clunky
Reply #234 on: January 09, 2021, 11:03:13 AM
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*Originally Posted by JohnnyDangerous [+]
My bike shifts a bit clunky too from 5th to 6th.  My Healtech quick shifter doesn't like 5-6th gear changes much.
  Why would you have a quickshifter on a 110hp motorcycle ? Doesn't make sense.....

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Re: Gear shiftin from 5th to 6th clunky
Reply #235 on: January 09, 2021, 03:53:40 PM
Why not? What doesn't make sense about it?

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Re: Gear shiftin from 5th to 6th clunky
Reply #236 on: January 09, 2021, 04:16:05 PM
*Originally Posted by peter88 [+]
:431:  Why would you have a quickshifter on a 110hp motorcycle ? Doesn't make sense.....

Peter88......after reading some of your posts....I see why this doesn't make sense to you.........


Please trade your bike for a car.

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Re: Gear shiftin from 5th to 6th clunky
Reply #237 on: January 10, 2021, 06:37:40 AM
*Originally Posted by peter88 [+]
:431:  Why would you have a quickshifter on a 110hp motorcycle ? Doesn't make sense.....

I've got one of most of my bikes, including my (only) 108HP Street Triple daily ride. Once you've used one, you will see why they are so fun...and if you want to beat others at a track it can mean a tenth of a second over a non-quickshifter equipped bike on a straight.

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Re: Gear shiftin from 5th to 6th clunky
Reply #238 on: January 10, 2021, 07:46:37 AM
I am going to wait before I install a quick-shifter on this bike. Since I've switched out whatever Kawasaki fills the bike with (for Motul 7100) I have not had an issue touch wood. But will give it a few thousand km's before looking into it. If you do fit one, make sure you go with one that's adjustable like the Healtech. That way you can adjust the ignition cut if necessary and save your tranny!

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Re: Gear shiftin from 5th to 6th clunky
Reply #239 on: Yesterday at 05:01:40 AM
My '19 Cafe has a bit of a different feel from 5th to 6th as well. I wouldn't even call it a "clunk".  Just shy of 5,000 miles now & hardly notice it any more. Never missed a shift or had it pop out of gear. The transmission is as solid & foolproof as any Japanese 4 I've ever ridden. 6th just has a feel of being a little.. "extra positive".
Start out slow, then ease up.