hard to shift down

okay so it feels like shifting is a lot harder than it should be, especially when im shifting down in a low gear, say 3->2 or 2->1. it feels like its really dry in the gears, like a lot of friction. and im talking about when the bike is rolling, not sitting still. what could the problem be?

Do you have any oil in it?

How old is your oil?

Is your clutch adjusted properly?

yea of course i have oil in it. it uses the same motor oil that i change each month to lubricate the shifter and gears right? if so then yes and even after a fresh oil change the shifter still sticks. the clutch is adjusted fine, but recently i noticed it started slipping, or acting funny, but thats a separate issue.

yea of course i have oil in it. it uses the same motor oil that i change each month to lubricate the shifter and gears right? if so then yes and even after a fresh oil change the shifter still sticks. the clutch is adjusted fine, but recently i noticed it started slipping, or acting funny, but thats a separate issue.

You do realize that a clutch that is not engaging or disingaging properly will have a direct effect on how the bike shifts?

Cheers,

You do realize that a clutch that is not engaging or disingaging properly will have a direct effect on how the bike shifts?

Cheers,

yea but the shifter has always been hard, long before the clutch began slipping

I am just starting to have a similar issue. For the most part my bike shifts fine but sometimes when I come to a quick stop it seems to get stuck in between gears until I let out the clutch a little. It seems to be getting worse but some of the time it shifts down fine. Does anyone know what we might need to replace? I don't know much about motorcycle transmissions so any help would be appreciated.

yea some of the time it shifts fine and smooth, but maybe 60% of the time its really hard

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