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Hey all! I've been test riding my newly rebuilt and reinstalled engine, making sure everything is good before I get back to riding for fun. The good news is that everything seems fine with the engine. I've come across something interesting with the transmission, however. Riding around at slow speeds, everything is normal. When I am going faster, I have trouble down shifting. I haven't had a problem going from 2nd to 1st, but every gear above that seems to take a second or two before engaging. After shifting, I can hear the gears turning in the gearbox. Not grinding, mind you, but I can actually hear them turning. After a moment, it gets itself where it needs to be. This all happens while I'm still pulling the clutch. The first time I noticed it, I had already let off the clutch and the bike acted as if it was in neutral. So, I pulled the clutch again and tried shifting down, but nothing happened. Then, as I mentioned above, in a second or two, the gears engaged. Shifting up hasn't been an issue. Has anyone experienced this before? Could it be an issue with the clutch, or the transmission itself? I've done a decent amount of work on different engines, but I have never had to work on a transmission, so this is new territory for me. Thanks in advance!
I've got a set of Motobits rearsets on my Lemans and find the shifting sloppy. I've gone through the Motobits, cleaned, lubed and tightened the assembly. The problem seems to be the long bolt and sleeve that attaches the Motobits shifter rod to the shift lever on the V11. You have to install the "thru-bolt" slightly loose so not to bind the shift arm but in doing so add a fair amount of play at the motobits rod. Anybody have a fix? I keep thinking of some way to triangulate the long-bolt sleeve assembly to the shift rod would take out the play making the shifts more positive. Right now the shifts remind of my '72 Ghia -----the gear is there you just have to find it shifting--- Mark