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jimilivz 06-30-2014 11:49 AM

No shift sherlock
 
So I've had my 13 990a over a year now, 3700 city miles. Am I the only one who hates the tranny on this bike? The ratios are fine, but it just is the worst shifting bike I've ever ridden. Almost impossible to keep from going into to neutral from 1-2, mainly when the engine is warm to hot. Extremely notchy feel. Downshifts are difficult unless I partially release the clutch lever. And it occasionally slips out of second under acceleration.

Dealer says all is fine. Has had the Motorex full synth oil since new. Has KTM improved this on the 1190?

packerbacker 06-30-2014 11:55 AM

Motul 300V synthetic with your next change and report back when it helps

Chuckracer 06-30-2014 11:56 AM

My 950 is notchy shifting as well. It likes a stiff boot. I think that's an English expression, isn't it? Meaning something else entirely?

dlrides 06-30-2014 12:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jimilivz (Post 24511140)
Am I the only one who hates the tranny on this bike?

Yah.............................pretty much.



:lol3

charlie264 06-30-2014 12:13 PM

Clean clutch jet, check clutch booster and bleed clutch system/replace. LC8 changes gear like a Honda.

gefr 06-30-2014 12:15 PM

You should try interchanging the deep steel disc inside your clutch with another one.
 
The deep steel clutch disc usually gets a groove from its friction with the bellevile spring. Usually replacing it with another steel disc makes wonders. You need to lean the bike to the left, so not to have oil dripping.
Cheers.

srad600 06-30-2014 12:22 PM

I have a '11 990, and I felt just as you do when I first bought it. Missed shifts everywhere, notchy and weird false neutrals between 4-5.

I'd say give it some more time to break in, mine seemed to smooth itself out over time. Haven't had a false neutral in a while, and missed shifts are less than 10% of the time.

I've had (quite a few actually) bikes with smoother tranny's but this one grew on me over time.

Orangecicle 06-30-2014 12:36 PM

Go ride a BMW 1150/1200 and then come back and talk to us about how great your KTM shifts. :lol3

Ladukebob 06-30-2014 01:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gefr (Post 24511375)
The deep steel clutch disc usually gets a groove from its friction with the bellevile spring. Usually replacing it with another steel disc makes wonders. You need to lean the bike to the left, so not to have oil dripping.
Cheers.

This and and making sure that the plates where facing the correct way helped my shifting.

Chuckracer 06-30-2014 02:23 PM

Hmm...well now you've got me curious. Gonna hafta take a look at mine. Maybe there's an improvement to be had!

Ladukebob 06-30-2014 02:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chuckracer (Post 24512513)
Hmm...well now you've got me curious. Gonna hafta take a look at mine. Maybe there's an improvement to be had!


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Black Hills 06-30-2014 02:37 PM

my '11 990 worked fine? I did have 1 to 2 problems until I lowered the shifter, after that it worked fine. the 1190 is the same or possibly a tad smoother? not quite CBR quality, but pretty close.

Chuckracer 06-30-2014 02:43 PM

Beautiful - thanks Ladukebob! :clap

HeatXfer 06-30-2014 03:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jimilivz (Post 24511140)
Am I the only one who hates the tranny on this bike?

Hey, don't get upset, just tell him/her/it to get off.

srad600 06-30-2014 05:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HeatXfer (Post 24512835)
Hey, don't get upset, just tell him/her/it to get off.

:lol3


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