Hitting neutral


11 replies to this topic
  • Boy named sue

Posted April 16, 2007 - 06:48 AM

#1

Hey just wondering if any of you 650l owners have any complaints about 1st to 2nd gear shifting with your bike mine seems to be getting a little harder to get to second gear .I'm hitting neutral more often than I like,any suggestions.

  • oldchvytrx

Posted April 16, 2007 - 07:11 AM

#2

Hey just wondering if any of you 650l owners have any complaints about 1st to 2nd gear shifting with your bike mine seems to be getting a little harder to get to second gear .I'm hitting neutral more often than I like,any suggestions.


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We're all pretty used to this quirk. It's a big step up in gear ratio and the shift has to be pretty deliberate. I installed a 13t counter so I could make 2nd more useful at a lower speed so I don't need 1st so often
:thumbsup: :worthy: :ride:

  • Whiteman

Posted April 16, 2007 - 10:33 AM

#3

Lower the shifter a notch or two, it may help.

  • Denn10

Posted April 16, 2007 - 10:44 AM

#4

Lower the shifter a notch or two, it may help.



I had the same when i first got mine and gonna do this forgot to this weekend when i was installin some parts

  • goblin127

Posted April 16, 2007 - 11:05 AM

#5

It allways happens to me when I go from rideing with shit kickers on to my off road boots never fails.

  • TDC71

Posted April 16, 2007 - 01:46 PM

#6

Had the same problem til i changed out the shifter to an MSR all steel one. Dropped it down just enough so when I flick it now, it totally grabs 2nd and holds.:thumbsup: Tried to adj factory one and it sat too low for me



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  • JUNIOR650

Posted April 16, 2007 - 05:17 PM

#7

Lower your shifter, and follow through :thumbsup:

  • hondacrf150f1

Posted April 17, 2007 - 03:01 PM

#8

i have the same prob on a XR250L...maby its just XR's in general, i find you have to pull up a little harder going from 1st to 2nd.

  • Boy named sue

Posted April 17, 2007 - 03:05 PM

#9

Thanks for all the replys I guess maybe when I droped it on the ice this year It's a little bent doesn't quite have the same feel I'll try your suggestions.thankx.

  • martinfan30

Posted April 17, 2007 - 07:10 PM

#10

msr shifter and drop it a tooth!

  • cleonard

Posted April 17, 2007 - 07:21 PM

#11

You might want to try some different brands and types of oil. It can really make a difference with shifting.

  • Boy named sue

Posted April 18, 2007 - 12:04 PM

#12

You might want to try some different brands and types of oil. It can really make a difference with shifting.


I'm currently using Amsoil ful synthetic and your right it does make a differece.





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