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Offline glamabilly

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bandit 400 missing shifts?
« on: April 01, 2021, 12:13:59 PM »
My bandit 400 seems to be missing up shifts every once in a while, first to second, and sometimes 2nd to 3rd, but I could be wrong about that, it might only be 1st to 2nd.  It's not every time, just under hard acceleration, so I'm assuming its the dogs getting rounded off, or maybe a worn shift fork not moving a gear over far enough.  I'm expecting the worst.  If I'm very deliberate shifting, it seems to shift ok. So my question, is this a common problem with the 400cc engine?  what is most likely the issue? I would love it to be just an adjustment, but like I said I'm expecting the worst.  If it is the Dogs, I've seen photos on the internet where people have undercut them for better holding strength, can that be done?  Can a dog be ground to give it a sharper less rounded edge? I'm planning to take the engine out this weekend, so I'll see for myself what's in it, but a little info before I crack the cases open would be useful.