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post #31 of 36 (permalink) Old 18-Jan-2016, 04:29 AM (436)
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shifting problem on R1200gsa

Dear Sir,
my name is FADI , I am living in LEBANON.
hope you can help solving my problem.
i bought a R1200 GS ADVENTURE 2015 model since few month, now it is up to 1200 km , i have done the first 1000 km service 1 week ago.
Something that's troubled me since getting my bike is that the shifting doesn't seem as smooth as I would expect. When I shift into first from neutral, the whole bike shudders and there is a very loud CLUNK sound. Shifting into second is likewise balky, i never expect to have such bad noise, when i show my friend that have Kawasaki motorcycle he was surprised that his own is very smooth company to my latest motorcycle.
The other gears seem to be fine, and shifting 3-6 is smooth and what I would expect from a bike of this caliber.

Anyone else experience this? Is this normal for these bikes? Or is a trip back to the dealership in order?

plz sir , i will be fully thanks if you can helping me solving this problem.
any one can help sending me email on : [email protected]

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Anyone else experience this? Is this normal for these bikes? Or is a trip back to the dealership in order?
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Look at post #12 in this thread: https://www.r1200gs.info/forum/14-mai...roblems-2.html

Your complaint is very common. Learning the above method of shifting will help a lot. I took me 6 months before I got mostly smooth shifts.

Also, when you get back to the dealer, make sure that the software upgrade referred to in both of these threads has been performed....it helped quite a bit on my bike...Now with 21,000 miles it shifts well, unless I forget to use the above method.

Oh, and mine still clunks into first....just ignore it. When I come up to a stop, I shift down into first with a little blip of the throttle (good for all the other gears too) BEFORE stopping. Then I hold the clutch in, even for a whole minute. That way I can avoid some of the clunks.
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post #33 of 36 (permalink) Old 19-Jan-2016, 05:22 AM (474)
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method of shifting

thanks much for your reply,
you told me to learn the above method of shifting, can you plz show me the best method of shifting.

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Your complaint is very common. Learning the above method of shifting will help a lot. I took me 6 months before I got mostly smooth shifts.

Also, when you get back to the dealer, make sure that the software upgrade referred to in both of these threads has been performed....it helped quite a bit on my bike...Now with 21,000 miles it shifts well, unless I forget to use the above method.

Oh, and mine still clunks into first....just ignore it. When I come up to a stop, I shift down into first with a little blip of the throttle (good for all the other gears too) BEFORE stopping. Then I hold the clutch in, even for a whole minute. That way I can avoid some of the clunks.[/QUOTE]
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..., can you plz show me the best method of shifting.
It is in post #12 in the thread I mentioned.

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post #35 of 36 (permalink) Old 19-Jan-2016, 04:03 PM (918)
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It is in post #12 in the thread I mentioned.
i have a 2016 GSA, 500 miles on it now.
does the same thing. i think it's normal.

I'm taking it for the 600 miles service this week, and i will mention it and see what they say.

i should also mention that i have gear shift assist pro, shift with no clutch, but its too jumpy, i prefer using the clutch

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post #36 of 36 (permalink) Old 10-Oct-2018, 08:55 AM (580)
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Same here. Getting worse now that I have 30,000km on the clock. Shifting from 2nd to 3rd and 3rd to 4th is sometimes a problem. The clutch bites far out, but does not seem to fully disengage when the clutch lever is pulled in. The problem is a lot worse when in Dyna mode compared to Road. I have tried slowing down the gear changes and that helps, but wheres the fun in that?
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