2014 1000 - Transmission Problem or am I Nitpicking?
Help! I'm really hoping this is just a "thing" I have to get used to, but it seems like there's always some crunchiness going into second. I have tried both clutched and clutchless upshifting/downshifting, and I think part of it is the way these transmissions are, but I usually get a few clacks shifting 1-2, unless I shift very gingerly. Are these bikes known to have any trans issues? I can't recall if there's a term for it but also during more rapid upchanges with less definitive let-up on upward pressure on the gearshift, I have noticed I'll have to let the trans slacken again before I can upshift or I get a "dead lever' (not a false neutral, it's going into gear). I never had this happen on the N1K or previous bikes including SVs. This is not based on a specific shifting "style". I can shift gingerly pulling the clutch in the whole way and deliberately moving my foot in two distinct movements, OR I can rapid clutchless upshift, or normal partial-clutch/decent pressure upshift and get the same result. It's not a really *BAD* feeling, but it's something that worries me long-term.
Does that make any sense? I can try uploading some video if we need a demonstration of my problem.