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 Post subject: Shifting Woes
PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2009 8:55 pm 
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Having bother changing gear. Mainly 3rd. Takes two good punts to get in and out of. The rest feel quite stiff to change. Clutchless upshifts seem fine 3rd-4th-5th. Possibility of the clutch dragging?

2007 XB12Ss

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 Post subject: Re: Shifting Woes
PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2009 9:00 pm 
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Got oil in the 'box?

Clutch need adjusting?


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 Post subject: Re: Shifting Woes
PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2009 9:01 pm 
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Crack in clutch cover?

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 Post subject: Re: Shifting Woes
PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2009 9:02 pm 
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hmmmmmm Buell and clutchless gearchanges.............never been a good idea.

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 Post subject: Re: Shifting Woes
PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2009 9:16 pm 
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kevmean wrote:
hmmmmmm Buell and clutchless gearchanges.............never been a good idea.

x2

And adjust your primary chain.

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 Post subject: Re: Shifting Woes
PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2009 9:23 pm 
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anyone got the procedure on how to adjust the primary chain?

the clutchless changes were an experiment.

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 Post subject: Re: Shifting Woes
PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2009 9:39 pm 
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Primary change adjustment is in the owners manual...

Links to electronic versions here

http://www.badweatherbikers.com/buell/m ... 1211851392

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 Post subject: Re: Shifting Woes
PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2009 9:54 pm 
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Norm wrote:
kevmean wrote:
hmmmmmm Buell and clutchless gearchanges.............never been a good idea.

x2

And adjust your primary chain.


x3

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 Post subject: Re: Shifting Woes
PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2009 9:57 pm 
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x 4

Unless it is a demo bike... :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Shifting Woes
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Stop agreeing with me. This is the tech forum, I'm meant to be deleted not supported when I wander in here.

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 Post subject: Re: Shifting Woes
PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2009 10:44 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Shifting Woes
PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 3:45 pm 
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zoidberg wrote:
Having bother changing gear. Mainly 3rd. Takes two good punts to get in and out of. The rest feel quite stiff to change. Clutchless upshifts seem fine 3rd-4th-5th. Possibility of the clutch dragging?

2007 XB12Ss

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Change the gearbox oil (genuine HD oil) and check the tension on the primary chain. All should be well after that.

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 Post subject: Re: Shifting Woes
PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 4:04 pm 
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Was a new primary cover gasket installed lately? I've seen both my bike and two others having had no more axial play in shifter shaft after doing so. Apparently there's a lot of gaskets around which is thinner than before.

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 Post subject: Re: Shifting Woes
PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 7:00 am 
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gunter wrote:
Was a new primary cover gasket installed lately? I've seen both my bike and two others having had no more axial play in shifter shaft after doing so. Apparently there's a lot of gaskets around which is thinner than before.



It was actually, it had the primary cover replaced.

I'll have a look at the tension and investigate the dimensions of the newer gasket.

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 Post subject: Re: Shifting Woes
PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2009 9:13 pm 
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Adam wrote:
Norm wrote:
kevmean wrote:
hmmmmmm Buell and clutchless gearchanges.............never been a good idea.

x2

And adjust your primary chain.


x3


x5 or so......

Why would you want to do clutchless changes on a Buell? Quickest way to kill a gearbox on Buell I think.......expensive experiment....

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