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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-16-2015, 10:35 AM Thread Starter
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Got the XC out from its winter nap this past weekend. Was able to get 225 miles on it with the great weather we've been having here in MN by riding every day. While riding it I was reminded about the noisiness of the shifter on this thing. The lower gears really make a lot of clunking going up and down. Seems like 4-6 are quite a bit quieter. My buddy riding behind me on his VTX kept asking me what was wrong with the bike that was making the clunks he could hear back there. I know this is a normal thing for the XCs but I was wondering if there is anything anyone has found to quite things down?

I drive pretty laid-back, shifting fairly early, especially when my lady is a passenger. I know people say that revving higher helps the shifting, but that's not what I want to do.

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Higher revs and preload the shifter.
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Don't shift early, don't lug the engine, and get your cadence down. Xbikes can shift pretty quietly, but it takes the effort of the loose nut operating the shifter.
You can do it, just learn your bike.

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