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Old 07-06-2011, 04:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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shiftdown problem in Tbird Storm

I bought a brand new Tbird Storm 4 days ago. In my first ride i can't shiftdown the gearbox easy. Sometimes good, sometimes bad. Do you know this problem. Thank's
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Old 07-06-2011, 04:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Not sure, but one thing to note is that when new and you are running break in oil chances are it's not going to shift as well as it will after the first oil change when you are then running regular oil. break in oil contains no friction modifiers to allow for some engine wear so it breaks in. It also will not allow optimal shifting. i wouldn't worry too much. Just mention it to the dealer at the first service where they change the oil and if it still persists then have them check it out. you may also want to check your clutch cable. it may have too much slack in it. Thats happened to a few people here with the same or similar symptoms as yours.
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Old 07-06-2011, 05:23 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I call my dealer. He said that opened the left cover of the engine to acces the gearbox and found some kind of spring in wrong position. What do you think about this?
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Old 07-06-2011, 05:34 PM   #4 (permalink)
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No idea, but you'll know soon enough ! One thing i have seen a lot of here are scenarios where dealers will say they found the problem if they cannot figure it out rather than admit they couldn't. Then you ride off only to find it didn't help. Thats very typical in all repair fields because there are always problems that are hard to troubleshoot even for the best. But you may not be in that boat so see how it goes. He may have been right.
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Old 07-06-2011, 10:06 PM   #5 (permalink)
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My shifting was starting to get stiff so i dropped the oil and put 15w/50 in and it has smoothed it right out.
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Old 07-07-2011, 06:42 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Most of the magazine reviews that I have seen praise the gearbox on the bike. That said my Storm was stiff when new but did loosen up quite a bit.
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Old 07-07-2011, 06:55 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Hello felows. I'm happy. I test the bike today and shiftdown work fine. As the dealer said was a spring in gearbox in wrong position. Ufff!!!!! thanks god. thank all of you
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Old 07-08-2011, 01:15 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Excellent ! Now get out there and ride that magnificent machine !
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Old 07-08-2011, 11:55 PM   #9 (permalink)
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thanks dazco
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Old 11-15-2012, 12:47 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I had the same problem Dazco and got i fixed the same way ...spring in wrong position corrected ...
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