1000 mi. as you said: not the smoothest transmission if compering to my previous bikes.I have similar experiences with my 2019. When I first started riding the bike I was not impressed with the transmission. Clunky rough shifts and difficult to find first. After the 500 mile service it seems much better but one day this week I had trouble down shifting at slow speeds and it got stuck between gears once the same day. Not a huge problem at this time but definitely not the smoothest transmission I own. Not sure how many miles you have but if it’s brand new it may get better with time.
Once I got used to the right amount of assertive force it worked.A lot of people hopping on Scouts are either new riders not familiar with the amount of force needed to shift an American v-twin and are afraid of hurting the bike.
Another large group of Scout riders are coming from Japanese sport bikes with very smooth, short throw shifting. Jumping on a American v-twin and shifting requires a very different amount of force.
I have had to train my fair share of riders regarding this issue.
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It hasn't happened in a while because you got used to shifting with the correct amount of force.I’ve got a 2019 Bobber and experienced something similar between 5 and 6. In the past, from time to time it would sound and feel like I’d shifted from 5 into neutral or even 5 into 2. Whatever the issue, it hasn’t happened in awhile. I’m at 2300 miles plus and maybe it was just growing pains/break in.