I recently bought a 2003 Yamaha VStar 650 Classic.
Bike drives very well other then one issue with shifting.
When ever I am approaching a stop, I always Downshift, and there is no problem going from 5th gear into Neutral, However, the bike will not downshift into First gear unless I come to a complete stop, release the clutch, then re-engage the clutch to drop down into first. Even when I re-engage the clutch, the bike seems to chunk into first gear.
After getting into first, The bike operates normally, Able to upshift with no problems...
Has anyone else had issues that are the same? I have noticed a little slippage on clutch at highway speeds, But most of that was corrected by adjusting the cable at the motor end, I've got plenty of free play on clutch lever.
Wondering if I may have bent shift fork, or maybe some sync problems..
Just looking for some input on fellow Cruisers...Thanks in advance.