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Old 06-30-2013, 12:47 AM   #1
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08 M109 19k miles Problem the Bike Jerks while riding in second gear but does not do it in any other gear! should I replace the Clutch or have Transmission rebuilt?
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Old 06-30-2013, 05:21 AM   #2
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When you say "jerks" do you mean the bike pops in and out of gear?
If so it's probably a bent shift fork.
You can bring it by and I can test ride it and let you know, no charge.
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Old 06-30-2013, 10:10 AM   #3
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Could also be shifting too early and causing it to struggle
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Old 06-30-2013, 01:44 PM   #4
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2nd gear has been a problem on many bikes.
It's because, IMHO, somewhere in the past it was, stupidly, decided that neutral should be in between 1st and 2nd. Everytime you accelerate from a stop you have to shift from 1st, through neutral, into 2nd.

That means that the shift fork and gear dogs receive extra abuse and voila! 2nd gear goes bad. Accelerated if you make a habit of accelerating hard, which is one of the reasons we love bikes.

As consumers we should demand that neutral be at the "bottom" or below 1st AND let's switch to the metric system while we're at it.
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Old 06-30-2013, 01:52 PM   #5
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2nd gear has been a problem on many bikes.
It's because, IMHO, somewhere in the past it was, stupidly, decided that neutral should be in between 1st and 2nd. Everytime you accelerate from a stop you have to shift from 1st, through neutral, into 2nd.

That means that the shift fork and gear dogs receive extra abuse and voila! 2nd gear goes bad. Accelerated if you make a habit of accelerating hard, which is one of the reasons we love bikes.

As consumers we should demand that neutral be at the "bottom" or below 1st AND let's switch to the metric system while we're at it.
I second both ideas.
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Neutral is between first and second so that you don't accidentally "bottom out" with your foot on top of the shift lever and have no power to get out of an emergency situation.

Strange as it sounds, think about it and it makes sense.
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Old 08-18-2013, 08:58 PM   #7
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Better to accidentally drop it in 1st and what?

I think we would all learn pretty quick not to leave our foot on top of the shifter if it was a problem. In fact, we would probably learn that when you're at a stop light you should keep your foot UNDER the shifter in case of an emergency (if 1st was at the bottom where it should be).
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