Subject:RE: difficulty shifting at hi revs Date:Sat May 12 05:05:26 2018
Response to:22693

Its easy to over-rev, and miss 2nd, on the race track.

On the race track, your probably sporting leathers and a helmet. Its 100 degrees in the shade. You have a bunch of loud expansion chambers screaming on both sides of you, in front and behind you.

Instead of oxygen, you are now inhaling a tasty concoction of 2 stroke exhaust and dust.

The crowd is cheering, the flag drops, the light turns green, and everybody takes off....

With all the commotion, it suddenly becomes difficult to hear/feel your own machine.

My advice is to get into 3rd gear as soon as possible.

If you miss a gear, you'll get left behind.

65 Pacer
Last year was my first (modest) go at flat track.
Completely stock motor, no racing modifications.
I've always had a little difficulty shifting from 1st to 2nd at hi revs, but as a leisure ride it never really was a factor. However, on the track it becomes more of an issue, where the shifter won't engage 2nd gear. Sometimes i get lucky and it engages, but more often than not i seem to get stuck between neutral and 2nd. Once i back off the throttle and shift back to 1st then 2nd it will engage but by then i've lost all momentum.

Is there any advice on what would cause this?
thanks in advance,

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