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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-26-2019, 11:22 PM Thread Starter
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What happened here? Shifted up and "rev bomb"d

I imagine this will be the kind of thing where I just get an immediate answer from someone more knowledgeable than me...

Basically, I got a Monster just recently, and when riding at 60-70mph or more, I shift up and the clutch doesn't engage properly, and the next rev is as though I'm in neutral. I think the ABS red light was also flashing at least once when it happened.
If I do the shift again, more smoothly, all is good.

So, what's happening here? This is normal, right? I'm coming from a CBR250r and never managed to do this.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-27-2019, 07:49 PM
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You got a false neutral, yes it happens.
Shift like you mean it and use a firm boot.
You might try adjusting the shift lever.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-27-2019, 09:56 PM Thread Starter
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Aye! Thanks Monster4Lee.

Looks like that is indeed it. I had at least heard the term but didn't piece it together...
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You got a false neutral, yes it happens.
Shift like you mean it and use a firm boot.
You might try adjusting the shift lever.
Wear Ya boots and Ride like ya stole it.
But be SAFE
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Otherwise shifting okay?

Which monster are you talking here? Wet or dry clutch?

But, it's been said already. The gears are a little clunky, or depending on how you look at it, they appreciate decisive 'banging' into gear, and you can knock them out of gear the same way too.

How is your footware? Can you feel the shifter well? I ask because I find boots that are too heavy can lead to the odd fumble in this way as well.

Rob.
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