I have an '05 Vegas Kingpin that, on occasion, has trouble shifting up between 2nd and 3rd gear. When I go to shift gears between 2nd and 3rd, it will "stick" and not shift into third gear. If I try a second time right after this happens, it will shift fine. This is the only scenario where this "sticking" occurs.
I just bought the bike a couple of weeks ago. I did some searching on the forums and I've heard folks talk about "lubricating the heim joints" or "replacing the ratchet shifter" to potentially solve this problem. I'm somewhat mechanically inclined but don't have a service manual and wouldn't even know where to start to do either of these things...
So, would performing either of the above tasks solve this issue ? If not, what other things could be causing this, and how would I fix it ?