I just bought an 04 Targa LX that has been very modified. It has a Raptor kit (carb, 70CC kit, exhaust,etc) performace reed, performace sprockets and a performance shift kit. It has about 1000 miles on it. It shifted normally when I test drove it this afternoon (it was warmed up), but when I got it home a few hours later it did not seem not want to go into second (if any time at all). Once I drove it for a few minutes (around the block) it finally started shifting (it does shift fairly hard). I have never driven one with a performace shift kit and do not know how it is supposed to act. Could the shifting issue be because it was not warmed up properly? Is it even an issue? Maybe the clutch is bad? How easy is that to replace?
This thing is scary fast once it gets going.