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post #1 of 17 Old 11-06-2006, 02:10 PM Thread Starter
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06 9'er shifting?

Hello this is a great resource for 919 owners!
I have a question for fellow 919 owners.
I have an 06 919 800 miles, it sometimes does not
shift positively into 4th from 3rd. I have to hold my foot into
the shift lever to feel it engage. It does not happen all of the time.
Most of the time it clicks right into gear.

Anyone else experienced this?

Chain lube/adjust has been performed.

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You can adjust the shifter a little bit. You could try playing with that a little.

Could be poopy oil in there. Might want to change it?

Or maybe something serious? Probably not, but that's what a warranty is for.

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06 9'er shifting?

Yeah:

Drop the shifter a little to change the quality of leverage as you work your way up through the gears.

No street, gym, or court shoes.

Repsol.

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Good point wphistory. Wear motorcycle boots.

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check your shifter linkage. you might have a loose connection in the setup. some owners have reported the linkage coming loose while riding home from the dealer or with in a week or so of the purchase.

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post #7 of 17 Old 11-07-2006, 02:42 PM
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I agree with tpirman....get Satos and engagement is always positive..plus less vibration and better ground clearence...its a win, win win!

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Those riders with satos, have you had shifting issues like I have
described?

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Satos vs. stock shift linkage

There is a lot of talk going on about the merits of Sato rear-sets. How many of you actually have Sato's? I can give you my take on the subject since I do have Sato rear-sets. IMO the original stock shifting linkage was about 95% as good as the Satos. Yup that's right, my shifting was smooth and positive before the Sato's.

It is all about proper adjustment of the clutch lever, shift lever, and the all important learning curve associated with a new bike. A quality synthetic oil like Repsol also helps. This problem always seems to be reported from a new owner. coincidence... Hmmm!!!

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I can only speak for my own experience. I rode for 3000 miles on the stock rearsets and 800 or so on the Satos, I felt a noticable difference in stance (it felt more sporty) but also the shifts were more precise and positive. The is just my 2 cents.

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There is a lot of talk going on about the merits of Sato rear-sets. How many of you actually have Sato's? I can give you my take on the subject since I do have Sato rear-sets. IMO the original stock shifting linkage was about 95% as good as the Satos. Yup that's right, my shifting was smooth and positive before the Sato's.

It is all about proper adjustment of the clutch lever, shift lever, and the all important learning curve associated with a new bike. A quality synthetic oil like Repsol also helps. This problem always seems to be reported from a new owner. coincidence... Hmmm!!!
I suppose the adjustments you refer to are in the service manual?? Or are there somthing that you know to do that taylor's the adjustments towards each person?

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I agree about the more sporty foot position, afterall they are rear-sets. My point is you do not have to go out and spend close to $500 just to get your 919 to shift properly.

aj... The clutch lever free play adjustment is in the manual. I like mine to be no more than 1/2" which allows me to slightly pull in the lever with one or two fingers for a smooth shift. I'm not sure if the shift lever adjustment is spelled out in the manual. It is easy to tailor it to your foot and boot by loosening up the lock nuts on the shift rod. Rotating the rod will CW or CCW will raise or lower the shifter. Play around with it until it feels right for you.

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Try shifting it harder. Sounds like you are shifting to lightly.

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My 06 919 shifts better than my 06 FZ1. Smooth baby.

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I'll have to agree with the newbie comments. Mine was spitting back from 6th gear shifts for awhile. Now a year later and 5k either I've gotten better or the gear face is happy. All shifts are fine

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post #17 of 17 Old 11-08-2006, 01:07 PM
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I had the same type prob, usually only under hard accel. During the first 2k I would sometimes miss 2nd -5th. It might have also been wearing sneakers, I NEVER missed a shift when wearing my steal toe/shank Wolverines.

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