I'm on my second 2006 636, sold the first one for no good reason, other than to buy a Daytona 675 for the most part. My wife was going to keep the first one, but decided it was too much bike, so I sold it. Then I realized that I should always have a 636 in the garage, just because of the sheer comfort of it. It's literally the most comfy sport bike I've ever owned....then sold....then owned again, but I digress..
Bought this one, at a steep discount, because of an intermittent gear issue. Let's play...
Gears 1,2,3,4,5, and 6 all engage smoothly upshifting and also, with a throttle blip doing back down.
Gears 1,2,3,4,5, and 6 all stay engaged when the bike is ridden spiritedly.
However, gear number 3 and only 3, will slip when applying light throttle. "Cruising" amount of throttle, if you will. If accelerating briskly in 3rd, or blipping back down into 3rd, everything seems fine.
First thought is clutch. That's what it feels like when you intentionally slip the clutch, but only in 3rd gear? Nah, probably not right? So, using my mad googling and forum search skills, we're probably looking it shift fork(s), drum and/or gears, yes? Correct me if wrong, but if it were a fork or drum, it'd have a hard time going into gear, correct? And if it were worn dogs on the gear, it'd come out (slip) under hard or brisk throttle, but more likely to stay engaged during light throttle, yes?
Is my logic flawed? Obviously, the pan has to come off and first step is to inspect as much as I can without removing the engine, but I though I'd ping the braintrust here first. Seems like the majority of trans problems are the 2nd gear false neutral or 2/3 gear problems under hard acceleration. My issue the exact opposite..