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post #11 of 20 Old 08-24-2011, 06:42 AM
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Coming from a Harley I think the gearbox is silky>............

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Coming from a Harley I think the gearbox is silky>............
I would say that if the idle speed was reduced this would make it easier going into first gear without the clunk .
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post #13 of 20 Old 09-06-2011, 10:59 AM
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My FJR,s were the same, and a mechanic told me to pull in the clutch, blip the throttle ( which helps the clutch disengage and helps to stop drag ) then engage first gear. i have to say it made a huge difference to the change into first from neutral on the FJR.
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post #14 of 20 Old 09-06-2011, 11:22 AM
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My FJR,s were the same, and a mechanic told me to pull in the clutch, blip the throttle ( which helps the clutch disengage and helps to stop drag ) then engage first gear.
Farm trucks I drove required the old world double-clutch to shift smoothly. Is that what you are suggesting?

I like the solid BMW clunk into 1st gear, and the pulse in the clutch lever shifting between the gears. Reassuring. Maybe that's just me though.

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post #15 of 20 Old 09-21-2011, 06:44 PM
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I pull the clutch a few seconds before shifting into first. Press the gear lever slowly - this way I usually get a silent shift, or a quiet click. It takes time to get used to it though.
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Farm trucks I drove required the old world double-clutch to shift smoothly. Is that what you are suggesting?

I like the solid BMW clunk into 1st gear, and the pulse in the clutch lever shifting between the gears. Reassuring. Maybe that's just me though.
Double clutching requires two actuations of the clutch -- he's just pulling in the clutch and holding it in while "throttle blipping" is going on.

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My last 12 bikes, all Harleys clunked into 1st gear. My new KB is smoother. Don't see it as a issue. Very happy with the transmission.
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Yes, you can prevent the clunking when going from N to 1st gear 100% of the time:
1. Stop motorcycle
2. Shift to Neutral either before or after stopping
3. Turn Off motor by pushing Kill Button
4. With Clutch pulled in, put transmission into 1st Gear
5. Restart Motor

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Iíve had 3 RTs and 2 K1600 and all from 2005 to present. They all clunk going into 1sr gear. Iíve also had many other bikes of a different make and found one yet that doesnít make some noise when you shift into 1st gear. Nobody hears it but you.😂
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post #20 of 20 Old 11-03-2017, 01:25 AM
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All my K bikes from the 1985 RT to 2011 GT have slammed into first on most occasions. Helps you know that your in gear. Even my 08 GSA does it. It?s a bmw thing.

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