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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-24-2017, 04:34 PM Thread Starter
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First gear judder

Hey guys...i bought my 2015 versys 1000 in january but only been able to ride it yesterday for the first time and noticed that there is a slight judder when moving from a stand still in first gear...is this normal?
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-24-2017, 06:09 PM
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I know my 650 has a VERY sensitive first gear. Just be more careful with the clutch I guess?
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-25-2017, 01:47 AM Thread Starter
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There are moments when it works just fine...hope is only a getting used to problem
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Check chain tension and throttle cable slack as it breaks in.
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It has only 12.000km and 1 service...will check the cables..thank you
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-26-2017, 10:39 AM Thread Starter
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well i managed to get the hang of it...it appears that (at least on my bike) i have to first release the clutch a little bit and then give it gas..not the other way around...but the judder is no more..
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Ahah... You were riding the clutch. You do have ample torque to allow engaging the clutch at lower rpm. Timing and modulation is key.
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It is different from the gsxr..need to get used to it...and could you tell me what rpm si optimal for gear change?
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