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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-22-2018, 08:35 PM Thread Starter
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Clunking Down shift

Hey guys I just picked up a 2017 500 non ABS... came from a 05' 250.
Rode it home from dealer today, noticed it seems to make a loud clunking sound when shifting into 1st or any downshifting.
It has 1500mi on it.
Is this just user error?
I'll admit my old 250 wasnt as smooth to shift... am i already beating the crap out of this thing too?!
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Thats pretty normal. Mine is pretty clunky going into 1st or 2nd, but it quickly becomes normal and you won't notice
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My 2018 Rebel 500 has a noticeably different "clunk" when downshifting to 1st. So much so that I'm starting to rely on it to know that I'm in first as I come up to intersections. I'd be lost without it now
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Thanks guys! Makes me feel alot better and saved me from sounding like a complete idiot to the dealer....
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Thanks guys! Makes me feel alot better and saved me from sounding like a complete idiot to the dealer....
Yeah now you've just shared it on the internet instead and thus the whole world can laugh of you instead.
Just joking, this is what forums are for! There is never a stupid question, we all start learning by asking.


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Yeah now you've just shared it on the internet instead and thus the whole world can laugh of you instead.
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Hey guys I just picked up a 2017 500 non ABS... came from a 05' 250.
Rode it home from dealer today, noticed it seems to make a loud clunking sound when shifting into 1st or any downshifting.
It has 1500mi on it.
Is this just user error?
I'll admit my old 250 wasnt as smooth to shift... am i already beating the crap out of this thing too?!
Normal. Nothing to be worried about. To minimise that clunking sound, there's a specific sweet spot - Certain RPM and speed (about 20-22km/h). The gear changes within this sweet spot - can hardly hear any clunking sound.

That's based on my Rebel 500 ABS.
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