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post #21 of 33 (permalink) Old 02-18-2018, 06:24 AM
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Hey Chopin, do you have the procedure for disabling the audible gear change notification?
Yes sir ! It's adjustable by using the radio volume knob.

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post #22 of 33 (permalink) Old 02-18-2018, 06:44 AM
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I have heard a lot of people start off in second, but I use first gear going up and down. Down when just about stopped. This bike does like positive shifting, don't be namby pamby about it.

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post #23 of 33 (permalink) Old 02-18-2018, 08:31 AM Thread Starter
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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.
I sorta figured out that approach on the test ride after a few miles. My thought on 1st was, "Wow, Granny gear!" Good pointers.
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I sorta figured out that approach on the test ride after a few miles. My thought on 1st was, "Wow, Granny gear!" Good pointers.
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yep..... like my dad's old chevy and my old GMC.... 4 speed manual transmissions..... but you never used 1st unless you were trying to ease up a hill or get a big load moving.... 1st wasn't even syncronized.

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

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My 2008 has this "feature" too and I didn't have to pay extra for it either.
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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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WHAT This coming from the guy who said " do you know what the speed limit was back there"
I think you missed the " it ok to do 62 in a 35" sign
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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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WHAT This coming from the guy who said " do you know what the speed limit was back there"
I think you missed the " it ok to do 62 in a 35" sign[/QUOTE]

Indeed!

Let's do some new math: 62 is a 6+ a 2 and that = 8; 35 is a 3 and a 5, so that also is = 8. Therefore it looks like 62 in a 35 zone is okay! Ride on!
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Hmmm. 7 + 1, also equals 8. Good to know the rules.

Yup, we Wingers clunk from gear to gear, but I've never heard of that having any long term consequences. Sure, it sounds like you'll be buying a new transmission soon, but it just keeps going, and going, and going. Good to have the "AUDABLE" confirmation, so you're never stuck between gears. +1 on the firm shifting idea. I've had it slip out of gear, if not shifted firmly enough. That can be a little scary, till you realize what just happened.

I hear the DCT shifts a lot quieter.

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The DCT does indeed shift more quietly...

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I have heard a lot of people start off in second, but I use first gear going up and down. Down when just about stopped. This bike does like positive shifting, don't be namby pamby about it.
When I had my Ural sidecar the saying was "You don't ASK the bike to shift - you TELL it to shift!"
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