Fifth gear slipping?
Posted January 01, 2006 - 09:07 PM
While in 5th gear under load the bike sounds/feels like the clutch is slipping.
At first we though it might be jumping out of gear because of how suddenly it happens, but its not just free revving, its more of a slip. You back off and slowly accelerate again and you're ok - its just when you accelerate hard in 5th.
The strange thing is it only happens in 5th. I would have thought if the clutch was slipping it would more likely happen in the lower gears where there's more torque.
If you're just accelerating gently in 5th its fine. It's only when you accererate hard.
Posted January 01, 2006 - 09:36 PM
Make sure there is some free play in the lever. He may have it adjusted to tight.
If not it's time for some new plates.
Posted January 01, 2006 - 09:56 PM
Posted January 02, 2006 - 09:31 AM
Jeez i had it arseabout. Thanks. Should be easy sailing from here...his wallet thanks you.
Posted January 02, 2006 - 10:27 AM
Posted January 07, 2006 - 10:05 PM
I´m having the same problem, but I´m thinking that my problem y in the gearbox. When it is idle, it produce an rare sound, like a gear traing to in!!!. But in 5th, jump a return, around 80 or 90 km/h. In other gear all is OK. My problem is only in 5th gear.
I don´t know what the hell is happening!.
Posted January 14, 2006 - 10:10 PM
Posted January 15, 2006 - 05:33 PM
He took it into the local dealership and they reckon its the gearbox, but won't know specifically what the problem is until they tear it down.
They're quoting him as much as $2500 worse case scenario!!!
Then they claim its a common problem. I've got an 02 426 with more Ks on it and mine hasn't missed a beat.
Both of us bought our bikes second hand. Guess my previous owner was a bit easier on the gearbox.
Posted January 16, 2006 - 10:23 PM
Posted January 17, 2006 - 02:44 AM
Posted January 18, 2006 - 03:14 PM
Posted January 28, 2006 - 11:54 AM
I must have dropped the bike on the shifter and bent the 2nd gear shift fork. This meant the dogs were not engaging all the way in (2nd gear locks into 5th to give 2nd gear) so I stuffed 2nd and 5th gears.
This is exactly what happened in this case, except i think it was different gears. We ended up taking it to a local mechanic who works from home and wrenches for one of our leading motocross riders here.
He said the knock to the shifter could have been a while a go, and it just progressively wore out the gears due to them not engaging properly.
Thanks for the input fellas.