FYI no Tach on the bike so good luck trying to monitor rpms.limit and vary your rpms - keep the rpms low but don't !!! lug the engine - 2000 to 3000 rpms for the first 20 minutes
limit your top end - first 1000 miles don't use more than 3/4 throttle
the good news is... you can do 1000 miles in 2 weeks if you're committed to it
It is weird because all the reviewers said they loved the shifting, but I am guessing Honda must have broke all those bikes in first, which makes sense.Well now I'm looking forward to the "transmission becoming smoother", as this is real clickety-clunky as it is now.
Either broken in, or some people really like that feel. if it gets even 30% smoother I think it might be perfect.It is weird because all the reviewers said they loved the shifting, but I am guessing Honda must have broke all those bikes in first, which makes sense.
Having had a Honda Grom with the same clunky transmission at first, it does get better over time. I've read other threads were neutral is hard to find at first and that is exactly how it was for my rebel when I first got it. The Grom was the same way until about 300-400 miles in. The rebel's transmission has smoothened out quite a bit after about 250 miles but I've been running it around town where shifting it constantly is a necessity. Compared to both my versys x300 which was way smoother even from the first ride out of the stealership and my fz-07, the rebel's tranny is quite "rough". Neutral is now a little easier to find at stoplights and just hoping it gets smoother over time/miles.Either broken in, or some people really like that feel. if it gets even 30% smoother I think it might be perfect.