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i posted a topic on triumphrat a couple of days ago about my shifting being notchy. last night, i did a 40 mile ride around the city and i noticed 4th, 5th, and 6th gear all felt really good after the bike was nice n hot. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd still seem to clunk. 1st is the worst, 2nd is ok, and 3rd is almost as good as the rest of the upper gears. i guess it just takes time and more time for the tranny to get into the groove of things.

gives me more reason to ride :)
 

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hey tekmoe, glad to see ya come on over man. I've heard many guys say that the tranny gets slicker the 1st 3-4k miles. I think mine has gotten better from 2200 miles when I purchased it, until now, which it has 6400 miles now. As you said, just an excuse to ride more! ;D
 

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Since this spring mine has gone from 3k miles to 7.5k miles.... After the miles and a switch to a new semi-synthetic oil, it shifts like a dream.... Mine was VERY clunky in 1st and 2nd, and I had a tough time finding N from 1st..... All is much better now. I hear it gets better as time goes on, so I guess I should put up the computer and go for a ride!! ;D
 

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You might also keep playing around with clutch cable adjustment until you find a good adjustment. Could be that you need just a hair less slack as the clutch might not be fully disengaging when you pull the lever, which would cause a loud clunk from 1st through 3rd...

The clutch shouldn't be clunking into gear really loudly, but I would describe my experience as more of a VERY stiff/notchy feel until I got the clutch properly adjusted and the 6-8,000 mile range hit. Just keep playing with adjustments.

Oh, and don't forget to adjust your throttle cable if it feels the least bit weird. Small adjustments here and there in the throttle, clutch, suspension, etc. make a big difference on this bike with regard to comfort and reliability. You'll be suprised.
 
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