gear problems?

8 replies to this topic
  • GIANTac1

Posted May 17, 2005 - 03:48 PM


Hey fellas!
I got a quick question. Why would I get stuck in nuetral, or, not be able to
shift into nuetral? I have 280 miles on my bike(05'xr650l) and have been changing the oil every 100 miles. :) I am using Golden spectro4 10w40. Is this my problem?

  • frankstr

Posted May 17, 2005 - 04:30 PM


:) What is it, Stuck in neutral or wont go into neutral... :D
Is it still under warranty......... :)

  • GIANTac1

Posted May 17, 2005 - 05:08 PM


It has just been a pain in the arse 3 or 4 times. It just wont engage into 1st from nuetral somtimes, and like wise for 1st into nuetral? Usually takes a minute to cuss and spit it into/out of gear? Just curious &%$#@! is going on?!?!?
Thanks again,

  • roadcam

Posted May 18, 2005 - 08:19 AM


don't waste your time trying to figure it out, thats what your Warranty/Dealer is for ... I am curious, however, if you've dumped the bike on its left side, slightly bending your shifter-shaft ... it could do just as you described ... I crash a LOT, so I pick up on these clues ... :D :)

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  • SaltyWalrus

Posted May 18, 2005 - 10:16 AM


Could be a bent shaft. Did it start after dumping it on the left side, or has it been like this since day one? Some imperfection on the shifting fork, perhaps. Warranty!

  • TimBrp

Posted May 18, 2005 - 10:36 AM


Try adjusting your clutch. Most bikes, if the clutch is out of adjustment are difficult to "find" neutral.

  • Motosprtman

Posted May 18, 2005 - 11:06 AM


Mine has a whooping 400 miles on it now and changed the oil once using Honda GN-4 20-50W, no problems at all in shifting - snicks cleanly into and out of gear. Maybe simply they do not have the clutch adjusted right, take it back to the dealer.

  • GIANTac1

Posted May 18, 2005 - 12:03 PM


It hasnt been dumped....yet! It started happening last week during a ride. I missed a light because I couldnt get it into 1st. :) Then this week while attending a MSF course it happened a few more times. I think I will just cruise it to the dealer and let them figure it out?
Thanks guys

  • miguelitro

Posted May 18, 2005 - 12:37 PM


That a boy, take one to the dealer for all of us!!!

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