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hey i have a 99 zx7-r when i shift from 1st gear to 2nd it kinda grinds and is wierd but shifting through the rest of the gears is smooth, whats wrong?
 

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mine did that when I first got it brand new. When I took it to the shop they told me that 1st to second is just a tall gear and that there was nothing wrong with the clutch. Mine used to make a creeeuunch...thud sound and the bike would get unstettled as it got into gear. I switched out to my shfiter to Moto GP and that helped a bit but I still use the clutch from 1st to second but not for the others. I also shift at a higher rpm around 9 or 10 on the street, 11-13 on the drag stirp that helps a bit.
 

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The thing I can't stand the most is missing 2nd from 1st, and it shifting into neutral, and then having hell getting it into 2nd until the RPM's come down because all I did was rev the engine up. :mad:
 

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Make sure that oil is changed periodically, the thin oil does magic to your clutches (bad magic) premature wear.
 

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the only time i hear it thump or grind is when i down shift from 2nd to 1st and only sometimes. its normal though and nothing to worry about. I have owned around 14 motocycles and all of them shift a bit rougher between 1st and 2nd.

next time listen to that harley that pulls up to the stop next to you..when he/she puts it into first it BANGS in.
 
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