2005 650 hard shifting, intermittent
I've had my 2005 650 for maybe 3 years now. Bought it with 39,000 miles, now over 60k. I've read in the reviews how slick shifting the tranny is, but ever since I've owned mine the shifting is intermittently clunky and stiff. I'd say over half the time I have to pull significantly harder on the lever than is normal, finding neutral is difficult, etc. Sometimes it does indeed shift very easily and smooth. It's a night and day difference.
- Have run both Rotella T 15w40 and Mobile 1 10w40, no difference
- I don't notice any difference in this based on the mileage on the oil change
- The clutch is smooth, normal, consistent in its action, and adjusted properly
- I thoroughly cleaned and greased the shifter pivot and linkage joints, no difference
I did a search and didn't come up with this exact issue. Has anybody else run across this? Thanks!