Shifting Gears and popping on my Nighthawk, any help?

Discussion in 'Motorbike Technical Discussion' started by MoogRose, Jun 14, 2004.

  1. MoogRose

    MoogRose Guest

    Hi All,

    I've just purchased a 1986 450 Nighthawk (first bike). She runs very
    well Except for two things, firstly, the less noticable, is a popping
    sound that happens every now and then for no particular reason, its
    almost like a back-fire, i'm not sure what could be causing this, if
    any one has some ideas, they would be very much apreciated... The
    other issue is the shifting, if i shift from 1st to 2nd it seems to be
    ok, but from 2nd on up i have a hard time shifting correctly, i have
    to give it two or three goes on the pedal before it shifts up, it
    justr doesn't seem to take, no matter how hard i push up... shifting
    down is not a problem.

    If anyone can help me out with anything it would be very much
    apreciated. Thank you kindly, and in advance.

    MoogRose, Jun 14, 2004
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