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post #1 of 37 (permalink) Old 05-08-2012, 07:23 AM Thread Starter
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I was out riding Sunday and got more or less soaked. When I got back, I was looking the bike over, the headlight looked like it had gotten water in it. It was all clouded over. At first I thought maybe the light had burned out, but that wasn't the case.

The second and more troubling of the two was while going into sixth, the bike would start breaking up, like it wasn't getting any fuel, or possibly an electrical issue. It did it a couple of times and always in sixth.

And no, I wasn't lugging the bike, but that was kind of what it felt like.


Anyone experience either of these things?

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I have no suggestions on the headlight.
For the other issue, make sure your battery cables are clean and tight. Heard of several strange issues related to loose connections.

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My guess for the headlight is condensation after you stopped. Unless you actually saw water collecting in the housing. My kingpin would get the condensation after riding in a heavy rain.
Water possibly interfering with spark could have caused the breaking up if the rain was enough of a downpour.
I washed my bike with a hose recently, got the motor all wet. Had a difficult time starting and when it did it sputtered a little until the motor warmed up and the water evaporated. At least thats what I blamed it on.

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Had it break up again today. This time I tried to power thru it and the bike jumped out of gear?! I'm not sure what to think now. Might be time to take it to the dealer.

Hate to say it, but i'm starting to miss my Triumph a lot.

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had the same problem with my 11 XC. Bike seemed to hiccup horribly after shifting to 6th gear at 3k rpm...I played around with it trying to make it happen again...turns out I was not getting into 6th gear. You must make a very positive up shift. Once I started making a very positive upshift...it never happened again.

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Lovely. I have issues with 2nd popping out on occaision. That was all me though. I guess no more being gentle.

I wonder if a heel toe shifter would make any difference?
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Lovely. I have issues with 2nd popping out on occaision. That was all me though. I guess no more being gentle.

I wonder if a heel toe shifter would make any difference?
Not experienced what you have but I love having a heal shifter! Even though its a little small in my opinion.

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Default shifter linkage.

You could also try adjusting your toe-shifter down a little so you do not have to move it up as much,thus making it easier to grab the next gear up.
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Lovely. I have issues with 2nd popping out on occaision. That was all me though. I guess no more being gentle.

I wonder if a heel toe shifter would make any difference?
Make a conscious effort to preload the shifter. Shifts will be smoother, quieter and more positive.

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As long as you are shifting properly there should be NO issues with it popping out of gear or sputtering and having issues. By shifting properly I mean making an effort to ensure that the transmission actually engaged the gear. I know the longer throw of the shifter on the Vic got me a few times when I first got it. I rode a GSX-R 750 right before the CR and it's shifts were a much shorter throw and buttery smooth.

I'm a picky person, I would take it to the dealer and make them look at it. When I drop that much money on a purchase I am going to make sure it is operating properly and if not make the seller fix it using the warranty provided.

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