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I have a 2017.5 GSA with about 5k miles on it. About 2k miles ago, the bike started shifting funny. It is almost as if the clutch is not working sometimes...or if Shift-Assist is fighting me. From 1st to 2nd it is like the gears are not meshing properly and some to third. When I shift, the bike will try and do a "rev-match" on it's own, like the Shift-Assist is trying to interfere. The upper gears work fine. I have to shift really slow in order to not grind the gears. Every other bike I ride I have no issues shifting and didn't use to have an issue on my bike.

The other thing is on down shifts I sometimes hate trying to go into 1st as I come to a stop as it feels like the clutch is not not working and it grind into gear. No, I'm not going to fast either, I'm slowly rolling to a stop.

Funny thing is if I use Shift-Assist and not the clutch the bike shifts fine.

As soon as my other bike is ready from the dealer I'm planning to drop off this one and let them take a look. I've taken it in before with this issue but the dealer has never done anything.

I've seen some 2014 model folks complaining earlier about their bike doing the same thing. Any later models having issues?

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Air in the line? Perhaps the clutch needs to be bled.
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Air in the line? Perhaps the clutch needs to be bled.
That is what I thought but I just had the bike full serviced. They were supposed to change and check fluids.

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That is what I thought but I just had the bike full serviced. They were supposed to change and check fluids.
Unless you specifically asked them to flush and bleed the clutch it is unlikely it was done. It is not part of a regular service. If they did do it, then perhaps they introduced air into the system.
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Don't go in and demand they bleed it. Tell them what your problem is and ask if it may be the issue. They need to determine what the fix is.
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Sometimes the potential problem is too easy...thanks for suggesting we check the clutch line. this is the first bike I've owned with an hydraulic clutch. It entirely slipped my mind.

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A person I know had the same issue and he had a software update and an adjustment to the linkage if I remember correctly. There is something wrong and let them fix it under warranty!!
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A person I know had the same issue and he had a software update and an adjustment to the linkage if I remember correctly. There is something wrong and let them fix it under warranty!!
Agree...plus I purchased an extended warranty for 5 years. Sadly, my dealer is not the best when it comes to service. I've taken the bike to them before about this.

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