Say the dealer yesterday PM. He took the bike out for a spin. He found no problem. He did suggest that I put some upward pressure on the shift lever, then shift. I had done that on other bikes, and it worked on the FZ as well.
He also said to switch to a different pair of boots. The bought the AGV's I was wearing used before I had the bike, so had not used them on a ride until the FZ. They were my first set of racing boots, and are likely too stiff and differently-shaped than what I am used to. I'm going out later today to try my previous boots that are more street or cruiser style, and have sued them for a couple of years with no problems.
I went to the AGV's because I wanted more ankle and shin protection when I was riding. My usual boots fit nicely, but had no armor or reinforced toe, heel, ankle.
I have seen the "shorty" street boots/shoes around. Do they offer much protection/armor, or is a full boot the way to go? Opinions?