Shifting Problem. Maybe. Probably
New 2014 bike with 500 miles on the clock.
Initially, the bike shifted "OK", considering it was a brand new bike.
Now it has problems, especially from 2nd to 3rd, and on up. Sorta feels like somebody stuck a sponge between the shifting arm and the detent. Poor way to explain it, I guess. Takes much more than normal pressure to move the shifter and feels "mushy". It sometimes does not want to engage the next gear at all - and requires a second try.
Took it home and lubed the linkage. Checked the clutch disengagement. Everything looks good, and the shifter linkage seems free and has good travel.
Is this just a "VERSUS thing" or is there some history of shifter fork problems?