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Does anyone else have my problem?When shifting from 4th to 5th sometimes the clutch kicks back against my hand,then when in 5th it sometimes drops back to 4th immediately,and sometimes 5-10 seconds later it kicks outa 4th on its own.This happens after fully releasing the clutch!The dealer told me that I didn't know how to shift right!Telling me to hold the gear in the up position until fully releasing the clutch!This sounded ignorant(I have 23 years riding under my belt,and the dealer says I've been doing wrong all this time,AND,I have NEVER experience this on any other bike and I've owned 15 bikes of all different manu.)and sought out my mechanic who is honda cert.but does not do warranty work.He has 30 years exp.as a mech.and rider.He said the dealer instructions would cause much wear and tear and is unnecessary!Also says it is not uncommon on 2006 and newer.I have a 2009 goldwing premium audio and comfort package.This bothers me because my dealer said honda will not warranty a bent shift fork(indicating without riding or looking at my bike,that it's my fault i dont know how to ride!)with NO examination of my bike!!!
 

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other dealers unwilling

I assume the bike is still under the original factory warranty. I would take it in and have them fix it, and I would want him to show you where the "bent shift fork" is not covered, if indeed it is the problem.

Or, as has been suggested take it to another dealer for a second opinion.

One question... Do you have a heel/toe shifter installed??
Many dealers w/in 75 miles all unwilling to help say go to purchase dealer,and no heel toe
 

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I'll post again to clarify.I do not have a heel toe shifter,as for the dealers near me,out of ten dealers nearest me;3 outright did not respond(e-mail contacted and called and left messages with request for help and promised future business with maint.and future purchases,yes I'm forced at this point into attempted bribery!!)the remaining seven; three said no need to inspect it it was not covered,4 of them told me they were unwilling to do work that should be done at the place of purchase.Two reps at two dealers even said that there was no reason for anyone other than where purchased mechs.to even look at it because theres no money in it because they didnt make anything on the original sale!!AND nobody would even let me schedule any apptmnts to have it look at!!Three actually claiming they know what's wrong site unseen!!!I'm pretty sure I'm not the brightest bulb in the box,but,what the hell??
 

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dealers rule!!!

Ktownne- Funny you should mention this. Last weekend SO and I were out for a ride
on the 2010 wing when she dropped out of 5th with a really bad gear grinding noise. It only happened once thank goodness! Hey, I also missed 2nd twice that same day, I have only been riding 38 years so it's probably my error also. What gives?
hey,sorry,but if your dealer is anything like mine they'll tell you that you're probably shifting wrong and yes I only have 23 years on bikes of all types but yes I've been doing it wrong and broke this one!Never broke any before,but all of a sudden,new bikes can't handle my inhuman flogging.But if they tell you"We'll look at it but you have to sign here saying you'll pay the 285 dollar inspection fee if in fact they are right and I f-ed it up"!!WHAT DO YOU THINK IS THE PROBABILITY OF IT BEING MY FAULT IF I HEAR THAT STATEMENT UPFRONT??
 
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