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 I noticed that occasionally when , after pulling in the clutch , it would not upshift into gear. It is doing this in no paticular gear. With the clucth still pulled in , i let off pressure from the shifter and try again. It will shift gears after 1 or 2 trys. It is very random. Most of the time it shifts just fine. Its been 3 consecutive days its done this. Ive had the bike for 2 years and this hasnt happened til now. Ive adjusted the clutch cable , and checked the linkage. Everything seems in order.   I have over 30 years of riding experience , and have never had this happen. Anyone else had a similar issue?

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This happens to me frequently, both using the auto shifter and clutch. In my situation it appears to be from my big toed (sp) boots. I have to make sure I make a conscious decision to make sure the shifter has been released by flexing my ankle / foot down. I have adjusted the shift knob, but may need to go a bit further. I hope that all makes sense. 

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I noticed the same thing a few times when I first road mine home from the dealership. I  Iooked at the shifter and it seems  a bit low from the factory , I was going to try and adjust the linkage but instead moved the upper lever on splined input up 1 spline ,problem solved. 100 percent improvement. I think they had this designed for a crouching rider with a forward lean and now the motor is in an upright riding position bike..It worked for me anyway. OOPS maybe that was down to get the lever up.

MIKE

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Like everyone else said, really touchy on being fully dropped on the shift lever.

Any chance you got new boots recently? That's when I noticed it was happening for me.

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18 minutes ago, kilo3 said:

Like everyone else said, really touchy on being fully dropped on the shift lever.

Any chance you got new boots recently? That's when I noticed it was happening for me.

Boots aren't new, they're just big clunky adventure boots.

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4 hours ago, GTO MIKE said:

moved the upper lever on splined input up 1 spline ,problem solved.

I did this, also.  The shift lever was fine with the city boots, but the touring boots have a much fatter toe.  One spline up and I'm good in either pair of boots now.

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I'm with the others on the boots. I have heavier boots for when I'm just riding and lighter hiking style boots for when I commute to work. Sometimes I'll miss a shift after swapping boots simply because the difference in boot. YMMV

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Same here........had this occur with new boots.  Went from Sidi to Alpinestars and the latter has a taller toe box.  After a while the toe box developed a slight indentation from using the shifter and the problem solved itself.  Just a matter of a few millimeters.

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Make sure your shift linkage is all tight. @com3, didn't you have an issue with a piece of the shift linkage being installed incorrectly from the factory? 


'15 FJ09

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Make sure your linkage is at a 90° angle for maximum engagement. 

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I was having quite a few issues with 2nd to 3rd upshift regardless of RPM, I adjusted the linkage up some and now it shifts like butter.

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4 hours ago, koth442 said:

Make sure your shift linkage is all tight. @com3, didn't you have an issue with a piece of the shift linkage being installed incorrectly from the factory? 

Ehhh...everything was just a little wrong from factory... Haha! But no, they replaced the o-ring or something on recall...but since I run reverse shift, they put it back how it was, but screwed the bolt on from the backside instead of how it's supposed to be (threaded side out). Haha. 

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