Not sure how to describe this...
Ok, I have started noticing something here recently and was hoping someone could shed some light on it.
I have a 2014 XR 8 Ball.
Currently has about 2500 miles on it.
This began about 2000 miles (approx.).
When I first start up my bike in the mornings, it runs for a minute or two to warm up.
In first gear I begin to take off and it feels like something is holding the bike back in a pulsing pattern.
Shift into second and it feels fine. Stop and take off in first again and it does it again until I begin shifting, no issues with other gears.
After a few miles it stops doing until I get to my destination.
Only does it in first and when bike has not moved for a while.
Maybe this will make sense if I describe it this way.
Imagine you have warped rotors, when you brake the bike will pulse, grabs, then lets go, grabs, then lets go... and so on.
Imagine the opposite, this goes, then pulls back, then goes, then pulls back... and so on.
I tapped both brakes but it didn't affect the symptoms, the pulsing feel was constant.
Pull in the clutch it quits, but continues when clutch engaged.
Like I said, only in first gear during the first few miles of riding.
Then everything is great.
The engine RPM is steady as I hold the throttle.
It seems like the transmission or the gears?
As a test I held the throttle steady, started moving and holding both brakes slightly to see if the symptom changed. No change, so I let off both brakes and accelerated, bike moved forward but still had that "warped rotor pulse" feeling.
If I left out any info or you need anything else, let me know.
I just need to know if this is an issue to take to the dealer or if it is normal and will pass with more miles on the bike as it continues to break-in.