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How's it going... First time on esportbike. I just got a new 954, very stoked about it. I'm wondering if anyone has had trouble with their 954 popping out of gear? I've got about 50 miles on mine and it's happened 4 or 5 times already, going between 3rd and 4th gear.

Thanks in advance for your input.
 

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Is this your first bike, if not take it to the shop not normal.

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hmmm, I would let the dealer take a look at it..

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Before you take it anywhere, remove the shift lever and adjust it to suit how you sit on the bike. More often than not, this shifting problem is caused by not enough firmness in shifting. Also check your chain tension, some Hondas start shifting like crap if it's too loose/tight.

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nominal hit it on the head...also, if you've got some new gear (boots), that's probably a big cause. New bike, new gear. If that's the case, you'll normally adjust soon, but check things out for sure.

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WWAAIITT!!!! I missed a shift once, used more pressure on the lever and it happened again and again. If you use too much pressure it could bend the shift fork. I use very little pressure and haven't missed a shift since.

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The 929 was notorious for doing that between first and second. If it's third through fourth, it might just be the same thing as on the previous bike. If adjusting the shift lever doesn't help, just make a mental note to always make sure and give it a hard, positive shift from third to fourth.
 

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I'd be wary of any bike that 'popped out of gear' between 2-3-4-5-6. it's not kosher.


 

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What!!!!OMG, Honda is not perfect!!NO WAY, Every Honda owner seems to think that they are...lol/images/icons/laugh.gifj/k

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audioman929RR, what web site am I on. As a member, i'm free to go and post where ever I feel free there buddy. Nowhere in the rules does it say "You cannot post in any other manufacture's board other than the one that you own" now does it. Get over it man, you don't own the Honda board. And I highly doubt you haven't ever posted in another board other then Honda, so don't be a hipocrit. And besides...I WAS JOKING AROUND!!!! Have a splended day pal/images/icons/smile.gif and be /images/icons/cool.gif!

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Sounds like your not doing a full positive shift. Try shifting a bit slower and maybe a bit harder or positively shifting...if you continue to have problems then for sure take it back
 

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Not harder, I have a 954 and the harder I shifted the more it did it, I started shifting lightly and haven't missed a shift since. If you shift harder you risk bending a shift fork. I also noticed the shifts got more positive at 7-800 miles.

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