05 wr450 stuck in 3rd gear

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  • volsfan1

Posted March 24, 2007 - 08:32 PM


Hello Everyone, I'm new to this site, a friend told me about it. I have an 05 WR 450. I was riding last sunday when I noticed my bike wouldn't shift out of 3rd gear. The clutch still works because I can engage and disengage the engine. The shifter isn't bent and it has not suffered any kind of an impact, I am unable to move the shifter by foot or by hand. Anyone out there ever had this happen and if so what was the cause. Thanks to all for any help.

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  • yz-dwg

Posted March 25, 2007 - 04:49 AM


The same thing happened to my '95 YZ (2nd gear, 5 miles from truck!) I pulled the clutch and found that the main bolt that attaches the external shift mechanism to the drum had come loose and the mechanism was bound up, I checked everything and it looked ok, put some locktite on the bolt and put her back together, its been fine ever since, cost me a clutch cover gasket and a housing gasket, under $10, pull your clutch and look at the shift mechanism, if its ok, I'd suspision bent shift fork(s), but I am no mechanic........

  • socal_sierra

Posted March 25, 2007 - 04:53 AM


might have bent shift forks.


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