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Has anyone experienced problems with the SE5 not downshifting?

There may be some user error involved with this because I was teaching my wife to drive the SE5, and was sitting behind her.

I noticed that while she was sitting at a stop sign, the engine was spinning at high RPM, and she was in 5th gear. I didn't get a good look at the tach, but it was running a heckuva lot higher than idle.

I thought she had the throttle turned up high, and her foot on the brake, so I reached forward to take her hand off the throttle. The engine, of course, died.

I took over, started the Spyder up, and downshifted. Once I got into the proper gear and upshifted, it seemed to downshift automatically just fine.

I think she might have been riding her brake pedal, but I'm not sure.

I guess this is a long-winded way of asking if I should be concerned about a problem with the Spyder or if I should write it off to user error.

Thanks for your help.
 

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Sounds like you have not have done the service bulletin. Think it's called 2009-3.
It shall be mounted a wire from oil reservoir to coil and to frame. This will be done at your dealer on warranty.
 
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