Are you shifting at the recommended speeds?
+1^^ however I have a philosophy that works for me anyway. if something was working fine and after doing work on the bike it now doesn't work then it's 99.9% certainty that something I did was causing the issue.When I test rode it, I was able to shift up and everything felt fine, but after I brought it home and did some slight cosmetic changes to make it a street fighter, I had all kinds of problems.
Technically yes. But any vehicle is going to shift at its smoothest when said vehicle speed is at its shifting speed sweet spot.shouldn’t I be able to shift down to neutral while letting in the clutch reguardless of what gear or speed I’m going?
Make sure the put the shift lever back onto the shift shaft exactly as it was before you took it off. If you position it incorrectly it may be possible that the shift lever cannot rotate the shift shaft enough to engage the downshift mechanism. I made that mistake many years ago on my first real bike. It wouldn't shift in both directions until the correct position of shift lever to shift shaft was restored.So, to clarify, when I was shifting, I don’t know if I was at the correct speeds because I do not have a speedometer. However, shouldn’t I be able to shift down to neutral while letting in the clutch reguardless of what gear or speed I’m going?
I’m about to reinstall the cleaned, lubed linkage. It did spring back to the rest position that Ducatiman was referencing, I’m just hopin that living it keeps it at a consistent push/pull on the shift rod. I’ll keep y’all updated.
Thanks guys. Might need a little more help.