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1st to 2nd gear

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I am having an issue with my Street 500 and was wondering if anyone else has the same problem.:(

When shifting from 1st into 2nd (sometimes) I hear and feel the click like the bike has gone into gear. When I roll on the throttle the bike ends up being in neutral. Sometimes the green N shows on the speedo sometimes not.

I am an experienced rider so I don't think it is me. I have made a point of really making sure that I am shifting clean and it still happens.

Anyone else?

Oh, and it seems to happen a bit more when the bike is warmed up.
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I took my bike into the shop last night. We will see what they have to say.....
Hi Flamegirl; I am a new rider. I am having this same issue. Was wondering what the dealer said or decided.

The other day I must have missed 2nd gear and ended up in neutral 7 or 8 times on a short ride. A friend of mine said I was not shifting it all the way up but that was not the case as I was very conscious of this when it happened on this ride.

I had read about the fat foot thing before but this is not the case either as I get my foot completely out of the way.

I have found that if I shift it slowly and gently it goes into second fine almost every time. (Last night only missed second once. In fifty mile ride.) It is like if I through it up quickly and release it quickly it bounces into neutral. Is that possible? But if I put it up gently and release it gently it goes into gear.

I have never missed any of the other gears no matter what I do.

It is such an intermittent occurrence for me. The dealer could not get it to happen (of course).
For me it almost seems to get into gear. I think I can hear/feel it click, then neutral happens. Sometimes it takes several tries to get into 2nd.
I have been too gentle shifting on other bikes and slip into neutral. As soon as I give it another tap it goes right in.
So I am no help to you. It always seems to happen at least once per ride for me.
On any new bike the clutch cable stretches and will develop shifting issues probably all you need is a clutch cable adjustment which is due at your 1K service or go see your dealer if need be.
It is not the clutch cable. That was adjusted at 1000 mile service. It is random when it does happen.
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