Dropping kind of hard into first gear

Discussion in 'Transmission' started by hoghead58, May 22, 2008.

  1. hoghead58

    hoghead58 New Member

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    After wam up it seems that lately I've noticed, and maybe it's just in my head, that when I drop into first gear for take off, it seems to drop pretty hard, and sometimes grinds as I'm down shifting coming to a stop. I recently changed my transmission fluid, and I normally adjust my clutch myself, and am wondering if that's what I need. All other shifting is fine, and I don't have trouble finding nuetral.
     
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Over filling the primary or a good clutch adjustment is usually causes for what you mention here.
     
  3. jcrotteau

    jcrotteau Member

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    Is there a way to properly adjust the clutch hot?
     
  4. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    I wouldn't recommend that, the tolerances are for a cold clutch and if you do it hot, you could run into slippage once it's warmed up. You could make minor adjustments hot but not as a rule.