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Installed the DMAC unit and have a problem. When shifting from 1st to 2nd. If I miss 2nd and end up in Neutral I cannot get the trans into 2nd at all. I have to down shift to 1st and retry. At first I thought it was just a learning curve. After a week, I still have the same issue. I have noticed that this occurs when shifting below 3000 rpm. When I run the engine to above 4000 rpm the shift works perfectly. This however makes for some interesting riding in city traffic.

Any ideas? H E L P !!!

I emailed DMAC over a week ago with no response yet.
 

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I installed this on my 2013 and as reported and expected it needed just a little more effort compared to the original shifter arrangement, and if that's not the case for you I'd start by looking at the lever position on the splines and that the intermediate lever is free on its bushing.

Could you post photos of your install.

Don McCallum responded promptly to my emails.
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I installed one on my 2016 GT and do not have that issue. Sounds like you are hitting a false neutral (falling between gears). I had a '77 Goldwing that would reliably do that if you did not make a very positive shift.
I did fine tune the shifter peg height a few tries to get it to my liking. My only issue with the short throw shifter is it's a bit problematic to find neutral while the bike is moving. Never had a false neutral issue.
 

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having ridden a GS for 50 miles, got back on my K1600 and within 2 miles missed a change in to second (even with pro assist ineffective rubbish not helping) and landed in a false neutral with some revs and a nasty noise you don't want...

when (and why) would you ever try to get neutral when riding?
 
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