Down Shifting Issue - Gear Lever does not return back to normal position
I scouted through the forum and I could not find the peculiar issue that I faced with my 2018 310GS. Thus a new post.
I was on 1400+ kms ride over the weekend. The bike was checked, oil changed before I started on this ride. After about travelling about 450 off kms through the ride, I suddenly realized that I am not able to down shift the gears while slowing down. The issue was when I down shifted from 6th gear to 5th gear, the gear change lever would remain stuck at the bottom and would not return back to its original position to be ready for next gear change, especially the next down shift from 5th gear to 4th gear and so on so forth.
Every time I down shifted, I had to nudge the gear shifter from the bottom with my toe to get it back to "normal" or default position and then again press it downwards for next down shift.
I can feel the spring action/ tension in the gear lever to return back to normal position after every up shift, but that is missing for every down shift. Somehow, I discovered the action to "nudge" gear shifter from below after every down shift by trail and error and continued to complete my entire journey. While it was not an issue on the highway, but difinitely was when it came to crossing towns/villages on the way.
Now I will have to drop it back to the Service Center to get this corrected.
Till now, the baby GS has completed 14500+ kms in last 11 months with a battery issue, radiator fan issue and now this.
I have owned several other bikes prior to this one, never faced this issue.
Has anybody faced this earlier?
Take care and ride safe