I've been searching the site for clues on my new issue - can't find any discussion on it, so here I am.
Issue is on a "03 EV-T with about 55,000 miles.
Over the last 1000 miles the shifter has become "sticky", taking more effort to downshift to first and second.
Upshifting is also "sticky" but not as bad as trying to go down to first and second. To describe sticky...Feels like there is some resistance when downshifting - not a hard mechanical feel but just resistance. I can downshift but it takes more pressure than it should or has over the time I've owned the bike and it is getting to the point that I anticipate not being able to downshift at all.
Linkage looks good and is adjusted without excessive slack or tightness. Many thousand miles ago I replaced the Heim joints on the linkage with upgrades from McMaster-Carr.
Any thoughts out there to point me on where to look?