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I have a 2021 Yamaha 1000r 3-pedal and noticing a lot of noise while shifting?
I understand I want my RPMs up but sometimes isn’t an option… going through town, in a campground etc.

Is this normal?!

I’m letting off throttle while clutching…

is this is normal I take it, it will not hurt anything?

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They are a bit noisy, but it will wear in with time. It is best to shift quickly and at elevated RPM. Don't try to coddle it. That is not how it is designed to be used. It is designed to be used RedLined!! Turn up the engine volume and the shifting noise goes away. Fun times....

Just reread your post and missed the crucial second line somehow. The video seems to be absent, but they can be clunky sounding during low speed shifts. It will wear in with time and get somewhat better.
 

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They are a bit noisy, but it will wear in with time. It is best to shift quickly and at elevated RPM. Don't try to coddle it. That is not how it is designed to be used. It is designed to be used RedLined!! Turn up the engine volume and the shifting noise goes away. Fun times....

Just reread your post and missed the crucial second line somehow. The video seems to be absent, but they can be clunky sounding during low speed shifts. It will wear in with time and get somewhat better.
Totally understand just seems a little excessive. Wanted to be sure!! Shift quickly I’m working on. Getting better at it.
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Video comes up as private.... no worky.
 

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Totally normal.
 

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I am displeased to say it but yes, it’s normal.
Drove my new 2021 about 2 miles before I went back and called the dealer who said yup, it’s normal. Couldn’t believe that Yamaha would build/sell a unit that shifted like that.
But, I followed the advice of those here, put on some miles, shifted above 5k (at least) and now I don’t even think about it.
Still don’t “like” it, but love the machine and got over it.
 

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I am displeased to say it but yes, it’s normal.
Drove my new 2021 about 2 miles before I went back and called the dealer who said yup, it’s normal. Couldn’t believe that Yamaha would build/sell a unit that shifted like that.
But, I followed the advice of those here, put on some miles, shifted above 5k (at least) and now I don’t even think about it.
Still don’t “like” it, but love the machine and got over it.
good to know man. Thankyou! So shift over 5k RPMs. Got it!
 

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Yup. 100% thats how it should sound.

Just remember on these machines the clutch is in or its out. There is no feather, no partial. Or you will smoke it.

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First thing to keep in mind is that your sitting right next to the transmission that is located next to your lap with only some plastic between you and the gearbox. You are not in a vehicle with metal floor some sound deadening and carpet to cover up the noise. I have the sport shift model and it too makes noise when it shifts. The thing is that with the SS you just keep the throttle pegged and grab the paddle with the engine singing and all you hear is a serious click and your in the next gear. Its not just Yamaha that people find the drive train noises unsettling. I ride a BMW K1600GTL motor cycle and being German along wit it also a driveshaft motorcycle BMW chose not use rubber dampeners in the drive train to take up the shock of the slack being taken up in the drive train, The Japanese makers do this in part to keep the harshness out but its another thing that can go bad. Drive trains all are going to have some gear lash that needs to be there. This keep things from wearing because with temperature changes things will expand or contract. On the K1600 the power from the engine has to make a direction change for a total of 180 degrees rotation. This creates a lot of drive line slack or lash that new riders have to learn how to deal with when shifting. They hear all that slack being taken up along with poor gear changes and think there is something wrong with the motorcycle. But its not this motorcycle has been out since 2012 with some over 100000 miles on them and the noise from the drive shaft has not been a problem. The best way to look at it is if you have a rear wheel drive car or truck and if you where to jack it up so that both rear wheel are off the round and then rotate one of the tires by hand and look a the drive shaft you will see just how much slack there is before the drive shaft turns. Because you are not sitting right next to it you don't even know its there.
 

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First thing to keep in mind is that your sitting right next to the transmission that is located next to your lap with only some plastic between you and the gearbox. You are not in a vehicle with metal floor some sound deadening and carpet to cover up the noise. I have the sport shift model and it too makes noise when it shifts. The thing is that with the SS you just keep the throttle pegged and grab the paddle with the engine singing and all you hear is a serious click and your in the next gear. Its not just Yamaha that people find the drive train noises unsettling. I ride a BMW K1600GTL motor cycle and being German along wit it also a driveshaft motorcycle BMW chose not use rubber dampeners in the drive train to take up the shock of the slack being taken up in the drive train, The Japanese makers do this in part to keep the harshness out but its another thing that can go bad. Drive trains all are going to have some gear lash that needs to be there. This keep things from wearing because with temperature changes things will expand or contract. On the K1600 the power from the engine has to make a direction change for a total of 180 degrees rotation. This creates a lot of drive line slack or lash that new riders have to learn how to deal with when shifting. They hear all that slack being taken up along with poor gear changes and think there is something wrong with the motorcycle. But its not this motorcycle has been out since 2012 with some over 100000 miles on them and the noise from the drive shaft has not been a problem. The best way to look at it is if you have a rear wheel drive car or truck and if you where to jack it up so that both rear wheel are off the round and then rotate one of the tires by hand and look a the drive shaft you will see just how much slack there is before the drive shaft turns. Because you are not sitting right next to it you don't even know its there.
Man this is great input THANKS!
 

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Okay i will try to i pedal faster i think im slow on my accell after shift
You’re on to something.
The more my shifts clunked, the gentler and more perfect I tried to make my shifts. WRONG.
After time, you learn the engine and the sweet spots for shifting. Make the shifts fast and precise. Think about it less and just make up shifts quickly.
This engine has such a wide power band that many times I do less shifting and just let it rev a bit more unless I’m sure I need the next gear now.
Think performance machine, not Sunday cruiser.
And enjoy!
 
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