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post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-16-2018, 02:24 PM Thread Starter
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Did you drop it. Or did you lay it over. If you dropped you may want to claim your IDMWT #
Define please. Slow speed maneuver around my car in the driveway. Stupidly I hit the brake while leaning. I couldn't hold it more than a second or two. Gravity won.

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So I removed most of the slack from the cable as advised. There might be a slight more left, but I am almost to the end of the travel of the adjuster nut. It makes a big difference.

My problem isn't starting out. I find it smoother starting off in first (or second) than it is shifting into higher gears on the fly. Again, I think this is something I will just have to practice. I do find that if I ease the clutch out it makes a smoother shift, but I am afraid this will wear out the clutch sooner than necessary??? I feel like a teenager again when first learning to drive a standard transmission in my dad's Pinto wagon!

Thanks for the advice.

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I was beginning to think I had a problem. I purchased mine used. I also notice sometimes there is a little bog down like it’s flooding when trying to drive at slow speeds. RPM are ok and not choking down but seems like it is. Cruse works better than trying to control speed by throttle.
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I was beginning to think I had a problem. I purchased mine used. I also notice sometimes there is a little bog down like itís flooding when trying to drive at slow speeds. RPM are ok and not choking down but seems like it is. Cruse works better than trying to control speed by throttle.
the second Gen wings have a inherent problem when cold. The engine hesitates at low RPM.
You could try to reset the ECM:
Start the bike cold, and let it idle until the fans turn on without touching the throttle. This may take a while, be patient. Then shut the bike off and see if it helps.
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So I removed most of the slack from the cable as advised. There might be a slight more left, but I am almost to the end of the travel of the adjuster nut. It makes a big difference.

My problem isn't starting out. I find it smoother starting off in first (or second) than it is shifting into higher gears on the fly. Again, I think this is something I will just have to practice. I do find that if I ease the clutch out it makes a smoother shift, but I am afraid this will wear out the clutch sooner than necessary??? I feel like a teenager again when first learning to drive a standard transmission in my dad's Pinto wagon!

Thanks for the advice.
There is a second adjustment nut on the cable located up under the faring. You should be able to see it by looking up toward the left fork

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