I was having trouble downshifting the RS today. It seems that if I cruise for a while in 6th gear something happens and it gets hard to downshift. The gearbox starts to feel like the lube is getting really thick and sticky. It gets worse if I slow down almost to a stop and then try to downshift all gears at once, and at one point doing that, the engine killed. Admittedly we were cruising at a low speed for 6th gear, 50 to 60 MPH range, but that should not matter. At one point when my son was riding it, the engine killed when he downshifted.
After we discovered this 6th gear thing, we cruised in 5th and it seemed to be gone.
It was acting this way last week so yesterday I changed the lube but it did not improve.
Sounds really wierd, but any ideas?
Bike is new to me with 12K miles.
Joe Van Orsdol
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