Problemmatic Shifting

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  • Dodger

Posted December 01, 2001 - 08:45 AM



Have a '01 WR426, and she gets a lot of use here in Colorado. During my most recent trip to Moab, I started experiencing problems with my down shifting. Kind of a weird deal. When I would go to down shift my bike, I would kick down for the shift but it wouldn't change gears until the clutch was let out. A few times I would come to a stop while still in 5th gear, and for each down shift, I would need to let the clutch out most of the way before it would shift down. I had minor issues with my bike not shifting down a little bit this summer, but it's definately not getting better. 2nd to 1st is the worst by far, instead of shifting down to first, a lot of times it just goes into neutral, :) which turns into a big suprise when your trying to pop up a ledge or over a log. So, I'm asking the experts, what causes this kind of problem?? I'm not terribly familiar with this area of the bike. Any help or ideas would be appreciated as usual.

Keep roostin',


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  • Guy

Posted December 01, 2001 - 01:59 PM


NOt absolutely 100% on this but the only time I have had this problem was on a road (street) Bike and then it was a bent selector fork inside the box..if it is this the fork itself is not to expensive it is the labour to remove and split etc... :)

  • YZ400Court

Posted December 01, 2001 - 05:22 PM


There are some locating parts for the shift drum. If it is every gear there is probablly a broken spring on the stopper, or something broken in the shift pawl area. Here is a link to the microfiche, check out the transmission section.


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