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Noisey gearchange not had this bike long, so dont know if this is normal.when cold the gearchange is smooth and silent, but once warmed up the change from 1 to 2 , and 2 to3 , produces a loud "clonk".got a workmate with same bike says his is noisey too . does seem to be ahell of a knock though , no other gearbox faults , bike has 23000 miles on the clock and has been serviced regularly,any feedback greatly appreciated, cheers.

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I have a zzr 600, found that changing oil to a thicker grade can help, but zzr are always noisey.

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Hi Al,
I know you are looking for feedback and I hope I can help.
I have a FLHR Road King Harley Davidson and believe me It clunked real bad when I bought it (7,000 miles), I checked the clutch primary chain, well within tolerance, also Clutch plates too.
I know your engine is wet sump and the gearbox uses the same oil as the engine?
I changed my gearbox oil and also double checked level as the amount that came out wasn't enough?
Since then pure smooth cold & Hot, so maybe the wrong viscosity oil? Nice & Thick cold but when thinned due to warm up and at operating temp not coating the gears so bulk rings failing slightly?
There you go one to look at?
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Paul 'W' U.K.

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