F650 GS gear changing

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F650 GS gear changing

Postby sboreham » Mon Sep 07, 2020 6:56 pm

I've just sold my trusted K100 & downsized to a smart F650GS (single cylinder). Moving from Neutral to 1st when stopped is v clunky. Is this normal? My K never did this. Comments & advice much appreciated.

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Re: F650 GS gear changing

Postby george baker » Tue Sep 08, 2020 3:19 pm

Hi
welcome to the forum, where are you based?

How long have you had the 650? Have you changed the fluids especially the oil in your gearbox?

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Re: F650 GS gear changing

Postby King Herald » Wed Sep 09, 2020 12:20 pm

A dragging clutch is a common cause of klunkiness in gearboxes.

Unless it is an Oilhead, and the agricultural noise was designed in from the factory... 8-[
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Re: F650 GS gear changing

Postby windmill john » Thu Sep 10, 2020 2:17 pm

My Transalp and Classic 500 do this when cold, but okay first change.

But other reasons....

Oil type
Clutch cable adjustment
Clutch wear.

I'd say generally though, if it is only neutral to first gear, I wouldn't worry too much... unless it is every time and crunchy!

Warm it up, change the oil to the recommended, check the clutch cable and retest.
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Re: F650 GS gear changing

Postby Mjolinor » Thu Sep 10, 2020 2:20 pm

Oil on clutch plate is also a possibility though very easy to prove by giving the clutch some pain, slipping it aggressively for 10 seconds or so with the brakes on. That will clean it for a while until it gets more oil on and the gear changing will be OK again until then.

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Re: F650 GS gear changing

Postby windmill john » Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:44 pm

It’s a wet clutch.
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Re: F650 GS gear changing

Postby Mjolinor » Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:53 pm

It’s a wet clutch.
Ah well. I actually knew that, brain fart. :)


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