Re: Shifting the K1600GT
I have found that shifting up works better (smother) if you preload the shifter. Almost like shifting without the clutch.
Shifting into first from N, if the clutch has been out will make a clunking sound.
Downshifting to slow down, seems to work best for me if, before I shift, I pull in the clutch, let it out slowly to let the engine help slow me down, a little brake and then shift.
Takes longer to explain it than it does to do.
I think this is what I do! and it seems to work.
12 K1600 GTL
02 K1200 LT (gone but not forgotten)