Main Motorcycle: 2016 Bonnie
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Norwich, Norfolk, UK
Gear change clunky on 1995 T'bird
Question for the spanner experts. I've just got a 1995 Thunderbird 900 with 20k miles. Took it for a first ride today for an hour or so. Generally very happy. Pulls really well especially when wound up a bit.
However, the gear changes are very clunky, especially changing up. I only tried 1st to 4th, but all seem stiff. On changing up most times it takes two goes. I push up on the gear lever and it won't move, then I take the pressure off and try again and it changes up easily.
Also changing from neutral to first is very clunky and loud. I know this is common to some extent with many bikes, but seems worse with this bike.
Perhaps my technique, but worse than I've had on any other bike. The garage I bought it off claim to have done an oil and filter change.
Any advice appreciated. What should I check first?
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