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HondaPower

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I've noticed, don't know if it's my imagination, but it feels like it's slipping when shifting into 3rd. I have 35in tires. Was on when I bought it.

Wondering if anyone else is having the same issue. It goes into low fine and shifts into 2nd fine. Usually starts when at operating temperature.
 
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Should be slipping at takeoff as well then since 3rd gear is engaging onto the same clutch that's used to leave from a stop.

The easiest way I've found is to watch rpms while manually shifting, I usually hold till around 4k and then shift. A normal shift (on a Pioneer) is 1 or 2 bar jump on the tach. I dont have enough data on a Talon to suggest a "normal" condition. But if you watch when shifting into any of the even gears you should be able to discern if the jump in rpms is marginally different than a odd number gear shift.

The Talon does seem to engage harder and more abruptly then the Pioneer (atleast new anyway) so maybe from a stop it's not as noticeable.
 
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On motorcycle transmissions, slipping first shows up in higher gears, I suspect the same is true on SxSs. So … how does 5th feel? and 6th (different clutch). How many miles? Lots of tight, low speed rock crawling? (resulting in more clutch slippage to allow for the tall tires)
 
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I've noticed, don't know if it's my imagination, but it feels like it's slipping when shifting into 3rd. I have 35in tires. Was on when I bought it.

Wondering if anyone else is having the same issue. It goes into low fine and shifts into 2nd fine. Usually starts when at operating temperature.
Like @HondaTech said above. You should be experiencing the same thing in 1, 3, 5th & R gears as they all run off the starter clutch pack, the 2nd clutch handles 2, 4, 6th gears.
 
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Like @HondaTech said above. You should be experiencing the same thing in 1, 3, 5th & R gears as they all run off the starter clutch pack, the 2nd clutch handles 2, 4, 6th gears.
I'm confused, does the OP have a Talon or Pioneer???
 

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I'm confused, does the OP have a Talon or Pioneer???
My mistake, guess he has a Talon. So mechanically it's still similar, just no update for it.
 

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On motorcycle transmissions, slipping first shows up in higher gears, I suspect the same is true on SxSs. So … how does 5th feel? and 6th (different clutch). How many miles? Lots of tight, low speed rock crawling? (resulting in more clutch slippage to allow for the tall tires)
^^^^^ this
 
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HondaPower

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Has nice tight shifts when first starting. When it gets to normal operating temperature 3rd will slip as well as 4th. Its shifts the rpms climb then drops.

When I ride trails it stays in low and doesn't do a whole lot of shifting through gears.
 
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