I thought I was the only person having trouble with neutral. I have less than 200 miles on the bike though. I am hoping the gearbox breaks in.
Is that wishful thinking? I have a 2012 S1 with the OEM electronic shift assist.
But, getting into neutral is a challenge. It almost always goes straight into 2nd and from 2nd it pops into neutral just fine.
This is my 12 or 13th bike, so I highly doubt it's user error. I've had rough gearboxes that have broken in, in the past, but I've never had this level of of trouble.
Anyone with a bike that has over 1,000 miles/2,000 kilometers notice that their gearbox has become smoother over time- especially in regard to finding neutral?
If this kit helps, you can mark me down as a buyer...(standard shifting though).
This is my second 2012. The first one was part of the recall and I only had 150 miles on it when I heard about the recall. I worked a deal with the dealer and got a new one built after the recall VIN's.
That first bike had the smoothest, most precise transmission I have ever experienced on any bike I've owned. Like you, I have owned alot of bikes! The 2012 I have now was horrible when I first purchased it. After the second ride, I began looking for aftermarket solutions to make it shift better. That's how I came about manufacturing the parts you see here. I tried purchasing something similar, but never received the finished parts from the company. So I redesigned what they were marketing and built my own.
The transmission now has about 2000 miles on it and the shifting is much, much better, with two exceptions.
1) I never use 6th gear on the street or highway. There is not enough load on the transmission to get it to shift smoothly from 5th to 6th.
2) Keep the RPM's up when shifting. This transmission needs a load on it to shift properly.
The shifting solution that I'm building allows you to fine tune the geometery of the much shorter and compact shift linkage. Everything is tighter with less movement. It also mounts everything to the engine cases in a more solid fashion. It also offers GP pattern shifting which I think allows you to apply a more precise pressure on the shifter.