253T7 Posted September 14, 2020 Share Posted September 14, 2020 Hi all - new to the forum and new to the T7. Looking forward to being part of the community. I am a new owner of a 2020 T7! Have owned a lot of motorcycles but this is my first Yamaha and also my first "new" bike, I have never had to take anything through the break in process before. Curious about the behavior of the transmission. Right from mile one the shifting seems pretty klunky, especially compared to other bikes I have owned. Upshifts make a substantial "thunk" going into gear. Downshifts can get sticky going from 4th down, if I am at a dead stop it sometimes requires a little clutch manipulation to get it into neutral. Gearbox also has kind of a whine when decelerating. So i'm wondering if should I be worried about this? I am only 80 miles into the break in, will the gearbox settle down after a while or do these things sound like a potential problem? Is this just the nature of the beast and I need to find the sweet spots for fluid gearbox function? All fluids are where they need to be and the bike functions wonderfully aside from these issues. I took my test ride on a different T7 a week earlier but I was so caught up in the thrill of the moment I can't recall if the transmission behaved the same way. I really love this thing, hoping it's not a mechanical problem right out of the showroom. Any info and expertise is appreciated. Thanks! 3 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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