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    Just curious how other FZ6R's shift. Mine never misses a gear but feels chunky when I shift for lack of a better word.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clever1 View Post
    Just curious how other FZ6R's shift. Mine never misses a gear but feels chunky when I shift for lack of a better word.
    Mine feels a little weird some times, I've had it checked out and it was fine... Must just be a yamaha thing.

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    Mine feels that way all the time. It made my Nephew real nervous when I brought him home from work last night.

    However, I did have it miss once. I grabbed the clutch real fast and let off the throttle; as I did, I felt it thunk into place after the RPM's got up to around 8k. I was extremely lucky it didn't thunk into gear while the RPM's were up there. I probably didn't give it enough lift when I was shifting with my foot when it happened.

    Other that that one time, I haven't had that happen at all.
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    The harder I push it, the harder it clunks. Take it easy, shift around 5k, and it shifts like butter.
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    Mine shifts fine but one thing I've noticed which was the same on the FZ6 Fazer I had a couple of years back, was the lever seems to have a long throw, and it needs to be allowed to centre when a gear is selected, before it will allow you to go for another gear. I've never had this problem with any other bikes, like Forean said, it's a Yamaha thing. Once you get used to making sure your foot gets off the lever after a change, it's fine

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    Yeah the fizzers tranny is pretty inconstant in terms of feel. I still have stock levers on mine so it might be better for others.

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    The clunk between first and second gear is fairly common on bikes that have a large ratio change between those gears. My Honda CB 750 was even worse, but my CBR1000RR didn't do it because it had ultra close ratios. If the chain is on the loose side of tension spec. it gets more noticeable.
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    Hello guys! I'm new in this forum from Georgia.
    my fz6r has weird sounds especially when I downshift from 2 to 1, its not soft downshift sometimes. and one more thing, today I was headed to work and engine stopped, I tryed to start bike several times and on third try it started. what can be the reason what do you think? (when I start engine always comes engine alert icon, but goes of as the engine starts is it normal?)

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    ++5 to BluePill, captured it very well. The ratio change from 1 to 2nd is on the order of 43% difference thus you need to rev match to prevent locking the rear wheel and to make a smooth shift. As the gears go up the split is less and less with the 5 - 6 being less 7% change.

    As for not starting, perhaps all of the safety interlocks were not satisfied. Next time make certain the clutch is all the way in and/or if parked, bike is in Neutral.
    And yes, key on engine not running the CEL (check engine light) will be on.

    Read up on Rev Matching.
    PS the FZ6 gang on 600riders.com biggest complaint is the initial drop into gear. The Yamaha Clunk when the oil and engine are cold. I roll down the drive to reduce the ClunK.
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    FWIW, I tried five different brands/types of oils in my 2009 FZ6R to see if I could feel any difference in clutch or transmission action. No detectable difference.
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