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Hello everyone,
Since I bought my 2015 F6C and I notice that the gear shifter is a bit striking and noisy ... Is that normal for the F6C?!
I tried the Goldwing and it’s shifter was much smoother.
 

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Hi..yes, i have ridden three of these while looking for a good one, ended up buying a new one...all 3 plus mine have a clunky change, and i have read in other reviews they also had same...
 

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1rst and 2nd gear are clunky, the rest are pretty smooth. Using a good oil helps, but nothing I've tried seems to eliminate that 2nd gear clunk. You probably already know this but make absolutely sure whatever oil you put in there does not have friction modifiers in it (ie. energy conserving).
 

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Ditto a good oil. Make sure it is full as well. I didn’t like the shift when I got mine used. The PO started it was full halfway up the dipstick. I changed to Rotella T6 5w40 and measured it putting it in. It is at the top of the dipstick and the shifting is noticeably better.
 

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It’s funny on my Harley’s, we always caught **** because of the clunky shifts of the transmission from metric riders, now I get this what I consider to be the king of all metric bikes and... same clunky shifts at the same spots lol oh well we will all be on DCT’s soon enough... what I do find to be extraordinary is the AMAZING engine braking in any gear on this bike I haven’t needed to touch the brake going into a curve yet
 

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It’s funny on my Harley’s, we always caught **** because of the clunky shifts of the transmission from metric riders, now I get this what I consider to be the king of all metric bikes and... same clunky shifts at the same spots lol oh well we will all be on DCT’s soon enough... what I do find to be extraordinary is the AMAZING engine braking in any gear on this bike I haven’t needed to touch the brake going into a curve yet

Be careful with engine braking on other than clean dry surface. Its not as controllable as using the brakes. I also noticed this bike has more aggressive engine braking than my 1500 Valk or any other bike I've had.
 
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