Downshifting issue on '16 FZ-09
I've seen the same problem reported on this site and others like it so I wonder if there's a solid fix yet or if I just have to deal with it. Unresponsive when downshifting into 3rd, 2nd and 1st. Usually at slow speeds. I've had my brand new '16 FZ-09 for almost 4 months and have had this downshifting issue since day 1. I've gone to the dealership (two different ones) but they like to try and explain away my concerns without even looking at the bike, a 2-minute test ride around the block isn't too helpful. This is my 4th street bike, been riding for 15 years and this shifting issue puts me in precarious positions on a daily basis. Thanks to another post similar to this someone recommended easing off the clutch when the downshift goes 'dead' and that works but it also takes a second to do. It's especially noticeable when coming to a stop or slowing down in general. Most dangerous when having to slow down while lane-splitting. I've tried adjusting the clutch cable every which way, I am only downshifting one gear at a time, not multiple, and I knock it down hard, no pussy-footin'. I call it a dead-pedal because you can feel that no matter how hard you try to knock it down a gear, it's not going - it's dead. The gear indicator display goes completely blank and you're basically in neutral. Because I haven't been helped by a Yamaha dealership in my area, is there a way to contact Yamaha directly so they can arrange to have it looked at by a dealer and kind of heavy hand them into taking a serious look at it?