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post #11 of 33 (permalink) Old 02-17-2018, 09:53 AM
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I have owned 7 Gold wings and all of them CLUNK, I also owned a 1400 Concours and as you said, it is smooth as silk. The Connie has a great transmission and heck of a bike, along with all the other technology it has, the only thing missing is cruise control. I just couldn't get comfortable on it for more then 200 miles at a time.



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post #12 of 33 (permalink) Old 02-17-2018, 01:31 PM
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Like others have said, my 2015 also clunks. Worse when cold and between 1-2nd gear. I did notice that using Amsoil helped.

The great thing is the power in an 1800 engine means your able to go from 30mph to 100 mph in 5th gear. Only shift taking off.

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That's not clunky shifting, it's audible gear change notification.

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That's not clunky shifting, it's audible gear change notification.

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Like others have said, my 2015 also clunks. Worse when cold and between 1-2nd gear. I did notice that using Amsoil helped.

The great thing is the power in an 1800 engine means your able to go from 30mph to 100 mph in 5th gear. Only shift taking off.

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So, 4 quick shifts, then ride 200 miles. Fill up, do it again? Got it! Thanks Steve.
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I have owned 7 Gold wings and all of them CLUNK, I also owned a 1400 Concours and as you said, it is smooth as silk. The Connie has a great transmission and heck of a bike, along with all the other technology it has, the only thing missing is cruise control. I just couldn't get comfortable on it for more then 200 miles at a time.
7? Pretty firm and consistent record. Thanks.

I wish MawKaw had given us a keyed ignition and cruise instead of KiPass, but it is what it is.

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Yes, that is normal. Using Amsoil has helped making the shifting smoother, it may still clunk but I quit noticing it a long time ago.

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starting off in 2nd gear and shifting quickly up at lower speeds and they shift smooth......
then when coming to a stop..... waiting until under 30 to start down shifting and they shift smooth
But if you drop it to 1st..... that is the big clunk....... 1st is toooo low geared.
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That's not clunky shifting, it's audible gear change notification.

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Hey Chopin, do you have the procedure for disabling the audible gear change notification?
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