Difficulty Shifting 2011 YZ450


5 replies to this topic
  • JLB943

Posted September 08, 2014 - 04:38 AM

#1

I am having difficulty shifting 2011 YZ450 during riding. I attempt to shift with my foot and at times it does not go into gear or it is very vague whether the gear change has occurred. What would this be a sign of ? Bent shift fork?

What would be a way to test whether there is a problem or it is an issue with my technique?



  • YamaLink

Posted September 08, 2014 - 05:39 AM

#2

One possibility: when was last time oil was changed?

 

Or: is the actual shift lever bent in just a little bit causing the boot to not get positive engagement?



  • JLB943

Posted September 08, 2014 - 10:09 AM

#3

Oil was changed before the last ride so prob 1-2 hrs ago. I will take a look at the shift lever. I replaced the stock shifter with a longer hammerhead version. I tightened it previously when I noticed it was slightly loose.



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  • mikedabike

Posted September 08, 2014 - 11:22 AM

#4

Loose shift lever will cause this and they tend to loosen up occasionally. 



  • torkd14

Posted September 08, 2014 - 04:41 PM

#5

Those hammerhead levers seem to loosen a lot quicker. I had to grind the groove bigger after one season to allow for more tightening space.

  • JLB943

Posted September 08, 2014 - 06:09 PM

#6

I will take a look at the shifter and verify that it is completely tight first.







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