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...Perhaps you should sell your V and move on to another ride.
that would solve his bike problem, although the rest of his problems appear to be beyond immediate remedy.

personally, i hope this inmate doesn't sell his Versys and continues to hang out in this forum. his posts are excellent for forum participation by other inmates, then there's always the entertainment value too...so Senor Blue, please keep pounding away on them keys, i'm enjoying every bit of what ya have to say. the content of your posts is so factual, other inmates can take it all right to the freakin' bank, well, someplace anyway.

however, if the day ever comes when you've worn yourself completely the heck out, please seek professional help. you would be doing a big favor for the bike riding community in general, and by extension, humanity as a whole.
 

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Okay, Im ready to forgo a discussion on oil but oil filter sounds like a logical fix for a stiff gearbox!
good point, but no one understands what the heck you're saying unless presented in Canuck speak...

D'accord, je suis pr锚t 脿 renoncer 脿 une discussion sur l'huile, mais le filtre 脿 huile semble 锚tre une solution logique pour une bo卯te de vitesses rigide !

but that's only the first step, now we need to translate the whole darn thing into El Norte speak, that's all we use around here...

De acuerdo, estoy listo para renunciar a una discusi贸n sobre el aceite, 隆pero el filtro de aceite suena como una soluci贸n l贸gica para una caja de cambios r铆gida!

see what i mean, even those with early onset light deprivation syndrome will get it. let's not be hasty, might not be the filter, that gearbox could be missing a handful of toofs. ever see someone missing a bunch of those trying to eat a tough steak, there's all kinds of weird noises and growling sounds, kinda like a bad gearbox. some helpful advice, if that steak eater tries to shift into 2nd, it's time to leave.

anyone having difficulties with El Norte speak should contact Father Eduardo Fast, i'm sure he'll recommend an immersion treatment, even if it didn't work for him...comprender?
 

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...if all of these 650's are blessed with the same transmission, I'll look elsewhere...
i reckon ya should start looking.

i'd have to think about how many of the ER6 bikes i've had my hands on, at least a dozen, and i still can't get riled about any transmission shifting issue. 1st gear clunk from neutral stop, yeah, but it doesn't hurt anything, and upshifts/downshifts through the gears are normal and smooth. it's been the same on every single bike, shifting exactly the same, no issues. if anyone could find fault with this cartridge style trans it would be me, i'm a freakin' gear shifting maniac on these bikes, i know how i want them to run, both RPM and gear. you might find someone to break this transmission, but it wouldn't be me, i tried and failed.

from where i stand, the ER6 bikes are blessed with the same transmission, a solid performer, and field tested world wide since 2006.

as a footnote, i've been running that often mentioned transmission taming oil for longer than Eduardo, and that makes it about 100 years in Canuck time, he's kinda old.
 
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