Help - need advice about clutch / trans issue
Have just picked up an 07 meanstreak 1600 with only 11,000 miles... Love the bike but can't get a smooth shift from 1st to 2nd if my life depended on it! Every single time it grinds badly before going into second gear. The only way to not get the grinding is to shift at very low speed and low revs (which of course is not the answer and not why you ride a big vtwin!)
Ive read up and done a lot of reading about this, and some say it's normal, others at it's a bad sign of gearbox serious problems, others say they had the same problem and had to pull the whole motor and was a very expensive job....
Please advise me on
1. Is it just the nature and design of the 1600 box?
2. Can it be fixed easily?
3. Should i sell the bike now before it becones a huge headache?
PS I've been riding for over 20 years, mostly VN800, VN1500 and Harleys and Victorys.... none of them had tnis problem. Even my 1997 1500 classic shifted smooth and flawlessly since the day i bought it.
Thanks for any advice or help. I can't afford a '$$$ engine/gearbox problem.
Last edited by Adam76; 03-18-2018 at 06:43 PM.