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Offline shigidar

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Hello all, i have 2016 model
Every Saturday we go to a "spirited" canyon ride, most of the time the bike around 7000-9500 rpm all gears, today on several occasions ( 3-5 times) during the ride while with open throttle during acceleration i had some little "kick" like the bike went in to gear. Very subtle but noticeable, of course i thought may be the chain skipping a tooth or something and checked that, it seems to be OK.
It was really strange, and the best description i can give like it was in gear and running and accelerating but only 98% in gear and then it was 100% in gear.
Any thoughts will be appreciated as i need to check it with the garage and want to know possible causes.
Thank you all

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Are you 100% happy with your gear lever position  :027:
This bike does require this and a good papyrus shift for accurate engagement  :028:
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Riding like that with full throttle and high revs, I'd suspect it's the traction control kicking in and reducing the power momentarily as the rear wheel skips over road bumps or loses traction on patches of dirt or bits of gravel.

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...or a very mucky chain and front sprocket maybe? Build up of grease and general crap can cause occasional skipping.

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*Originally Posted by DavidStonework [+]
...or a very mucky chain and front sprocket maybe? Build up of grease and general crap can cause occasional skipping.
It is not the traction control, When the traction control is active there is a indicator on the dash.

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Its most likely the bike not going into gear properly.  These gearboxes are sensitive to a positive gear change.  Check and adjust the lever as mdr1970 said above.
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*Originally Posted by burty [+]
Its most likely the bike not going into gear properly.  These gearboxes are sensitive to a positive gear change.  Check and adjust the lever as mdr1970 said above.
:461: mine did it on Saturday when I did a “lazy” gear change rather than the usual positive one.

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*Originally Posted by nimmz [+]
:461: mine did it on Saturday when I did a “lazy” gear change rather than the usual positive one.

if it were lazy gear change gear how does the bike was still accelerated after the gear change and before i felt the little "knak" ?

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*Originally Posted by shigidar [+]
if it were lazy gear change gear how does the bike was still accelerated after the gear change and before i felt the little "knak" ?

It's because it's only partiality engaged.  I have experienced the same. 
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