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Old 10-07-2014, 12:09 PM   #1
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Super Tenere / Shifting trouble

I noticed that my 2012 Super Ten is having some shifting issues. It doesn't want to downshift into first. The shifter doesn't want to bottom out in first. After a ride this weekend it didn't want to up shift into third gear two or three try's it will go. The bike has 8500 miles babied all services done at dealer. Anybody else have or had this issue. Any input would help
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Old 10-07-2014, 12:11 PM   #2
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Lube the shift linkage really well.
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Old 10-07-2014, 01:13 PM   #3
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Old 10-07-2014, 02:05 PM   #4
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I noticed that my 2012 Super Ten is having some shifting issues. It doesn't want to downshift into first. The shifter doesn't want to bottom out in first. After a ride this weekend it didn't want to up shift into third gear two or three try's it will go. The bike has 8500 miles babied all services done at dealer. Anybody else have or had this issue. Any input would help
When was the last oil change? If it has been awhile try changing that first.
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Old 10-07-2014, 02:08 PM   #5
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What Pluric said. I squirt some dupont chain lube on the shift linkage occasionally or this will develop. No problems then.
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Old 10-07-2014, 02:45 PM   #6
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Old 10-07-2014, 04:15 PM   #7
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I have added a grease fitting to my shifter:



When shifting starts to get notchy I start by squirting in some grease.

If that doesn't work, I check when my last oil change was. Usually close enough for some fresh engine blood.

If that's not the case, I bleed the clutch.

Usually following that fault tree gets me back to acceptable shifting.

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Old 10-07-2014, 09:22 PM   #8
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Thanks so much for the input. I will start with greasing the shift linkage.
I did my last oil change about 1700 miles on the new oil and filter . I will bleed the clutch and see what happens
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I have added a grease fitting to my shifter:



When shifting starts to get notchy I start by squirting in some grease.

If that doesn't work, I check when my last oil change was. Usually close enough for some fresh engine blood.

If that's not the case, I bleed the clutch.

Usually following that fault tree gets me back to acceptable shifting.

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Old 10-08-2014, 10:42 AM   #9
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Re: 2012 Yamaha Super Tenere

Thanks so much again for the help. It saved me a trip to the dealer. I took the 6mm allen head bolt out greased it and it shifts like new ....
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Old 10-08-2014, 11:36 AM   #10
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I have added a grease fitting to my shifter:



When shifting starts to get notchy I start by squirting in some grease.

If that doesn't work, I check when my last oil change was. Usually close enough for some fresh engine blood.

If that's not the case, I bleed the clutch.

Usually following that fault tree gets me back to acceptable shifting.

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You're supposed to put the grease IN the shifter linkage, not ON it.

And for Christ sake wash your bike
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Old 10-08-2014, 11:59 AM   #11
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You're supposed to put the grease IN the shifter linkage, not ON it.

And for Christ sake wash your bike
I'd put the bolt and hub rubbers back in first. That's just me.
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Old 10-08-2014, 04:53 PM   #12
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I'd put the bolt and hub rubbers back in first. That's just me.
Took me a while to figure out what you were talking about. Guess I was in the middle of one of my many tire changes.
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Old 10-08-2014, 04:55 PM   #13
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You're supposed to put the grease IN the shifter linkage, not ON it.

And for Christ sake wash your bike
I left it like that to show how well it squeezed out. Yamaha designed the setup for this perfectly. The pin has a grease groove. The tolerance stack up properly, and they use a spring washer/flat washer combo that works PERFECTLY for a grease-able joint. They just forgot the actual fitting!

Wash? It was out in the rain earlier this week.

What brings you over here anyways? Get back in your Koolaid cumbaya group!

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Old 10-08-2014, 07:04 PM   #14
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What brings you over here anyways? Get back in your Koolaid cumbaya group!

It can get kinda stuffy over there at times. I think the koolaid gets to some folks heads at times

I do miss the blue man group.
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Old 10-09-2014, 07:04 AM   #15
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It can get kinda stuffy over there at times. I think the koolaid gets to some folks heads at times

I do miss the blue man group.
We all know you were trolling. Hoping to find a good failure to feed the KTM hyenas.



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