I’m a complete novice so I need some advice. When I drop gear into 1st from N (when standing still), it makes a clunky sound. Should the gear change be completely smooth, and little or zero noise, or is a “clunk” sound ok? For my novice ear, it does sound ok but I’m not sure and I would’t want to be doing any damage if avoidable. Thanks. Paul
Hey Paul, that *clunk* noise is normal. If you are ever at a red light and there’s another motorcycle next to you, pay attention to when they drop into 1st gear. You’ll hear it. And if you look at the chain you’ll see it jiggle as well.