Downshifting does nothing (no clicks)
This has happened to me a few times when coming up to a red light. I downshift and "nothing happens". No clicks. Then I hold the clutch in and with force I click down, down, down, down and eventually finally I hear the clicks of downshifting.
Can anyone explain this phenomenon? I admit that I loosened the clutch freeplay a little bit looser than the 10mm - 20mm range that is recommended in the owners manual.
This has happened to me maybe 6 times total in the 5000 miles that I have been riding. On 2 occasions I had "horrible shifts" where I think that I did not click up hard enough and maybe the transmission was "in between 2 gears" or something because it made a LOUD and TERRIBLE noise and I immediately pulled in the clutch and pulled over to the side of the road and stopped, put it in Neautral and started over.
Also when I was learning "clutchless upshifting" I had a few bad shifts where the bike lurched forward because I made the mistake of "clutchless upshifting" from 2nd to 3rd gear. But with our gearbox it simply cannot handle clutchless upshifts except in gears 4,5 and 6. If you try to do it in gears 2 or 3 it will lurch forward violently.
Update: LoL, I guess nobody on this forum will ever buy my bike used now......I mean after making these admissions =)
2016 CB300F - 7500 miles - 100% stock config