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post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-04-2018, 08:27 PM
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Originally Posted by robertshearon View Post
The sales manager and the service manager at the Tulsa Honda shop swore they had never heard of such a thing, and the service manager blamed my shifting technique. I talked to an independent mechanic that had been a Honda mechanic for years, and he knew exactly what I was talking about. He said I should just keep riding until 5th gear fails, then look at getting a used engine/transmission. I will try the suggestion on holding the shift lever.

Let us know how it works out.
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post #12 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-17-2018, 07:44 PM Thread Starter
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Did a pretty good ride last weekend. Over 200 miles. Tried various shift combinations. The one that actually worked to prevent ghost shifting was to shift into fifth and keep holding up the shift lever for a couple of seconds after I was underway. Did over 100 miles that way without a ghost shift. Looking forward to some more riding this weekend!
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post #13 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-17-2018, 10:51 PM
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Only time I have a ghost shift problem is when I try to make my wing act like it was a crotch rocket. That said there is a shop in Florida if it did not get blown away that will rebuild your engine with their updated transmission parts to get rid of the ghost shifting. You can leave your wing with them or send just the motor or even just order the parts. Anyway you look at it Cha-Ching. 813-416-8600

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