Stiff Gear Changes
Hi guys, Iíve got a 2005 Fireblade track bike that Iím having issues on the gear shifts.
When selecting gear, it slams into gear and feels like the clutch isnít fully engaged, as it tries to roll forward. Itís also near impossible to reselect neutral unless I turn the bike off. So Iím guessing thatís because itís under load. It has also grabbed false neutral a few times the last time (and first time) I had it out on the track.
I just changed the clutch lever on it and ran it through the gears while on the stand, and the shifts felt smooth, but back on the ground itís needing the brake to stop it from taking off more now than before.
Sheís got a STS Slipper Clutch if that matters.
Now I guess my question is, do you guys think it sounds like my clutch isnít engaging fully to allow smooth shifts, and if so, how can I adjust that? Or, could something else be causing my issue?
Sorry for my ignorance. Just getting into road racing and havenít done much maintenance on bikes as yet.
Cheers for any help you guys can offer.