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Three small adjustments made a difference
« on: 11 July 2019, 06:25:10 PM »
Ive always felt that the FZ6 S2 gearbox is a little cluncky in the low gears, and from neutral to first particularly so. In the past , Ive tried lowering the tickover speed to help ease the change but the bike then became inclined to stall. So, yesterday I adjusted the chain tighter than normally, and not as the book recommends, 48 years as a mechanical tradesman gives me a feel for what is overtight or not. And it has made a difference, the cluncking is significantly less, and changes overall smoother and quieter. Pleased with that. Second up was that I cocked up at the petrol station and absent mindedly filled up with plain unleaded rather than super with no ethanol. On a run out today around Derbyshire, although I was perhaps looking for the opposite, the bike actually felt like it was throttling a little smoother. Nothing really significant, but noticeable. Si Im gonna continue with super for a while longer. Third up was adjustment to the position of the handle bars. On a decent long ride or trackday, my shoulders ache, so I tried moving the rotating the bars in the clamps backwards (closer to me) as ive shortish arms. Uncomfortable, so went the opposite way thinking that would be worse but no, it was actually way more comfortable and so relaxing riding around the Dales

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Re: Three small adjustments made a difference
« Reply #1 on: 11 July 2019, 10:54:21 PM »
Sounds good fella  :thumbup


Personally I just roll the bike forward about a foot whilst simultaneously selecting 1st......reduces the "clunk" by a significant amount.
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Re: Three small adjustments made a difference
« Reply #2 on: 12 July 2019, 09:35:32 PM »
Sounds good fella  :thumbup


Personally I just roll the bike forward about a foot whilst simultaneously selecting 1st......reduces the "clunk" by a significant amount.


Not even that, just a tiny forward movement does the job, just to avoid the stares.  :lol
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Re: Three small adjustments made a difference
« Reply #3 on: 12 July 2019, 10:00:53 PM »
Sounds good fella  :thumbup


Personally I just roll the bike forward about a foot whilst simultaneously selecting 1st......reduces the "clunk" by a significant amount.

Great tip... tried it today and as you say, barely any clunk 👍

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Re: Three small adjustments made a difference
« Reply #4 on: 13 July 2019, 02:09:44 PM »
Ok, must try that then

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Re: Three small adjustments made a difference
« Reply #5 on: Today at 08:19:17 PM »
Ok, must try that then


AND ?????? :rolleyes
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Re: Three small adjustments made a difference
« Reply #6 on: Today at 08:37:34 PM »
Ok, must try that then


AND ?????? :rolleyes


Didn't note any significant difference really. Tried rolling forward slightly, even clunks when I go from neutral into second. They must be all like it sir :lol