going Nowhere in 5th gear on my Wr450
Posted July 18, 2008 - 01:26 AM
riding home from work today and was just cruising along at maybe 60kmph, when all of a sudden i started slowing down but with the same amount of revs. if i tried to go anywhere in 5th it would not do anything the only way the bike would move was if i went back to 4th gear. would anyone know what would be wrong. maybe a selector or the 5th grear cog. only thing is i only just changed my oil few days ago and i drained it when i got home and its still new and very clean so im completely lost.
any help would be great.
Posted July 18, 2008 - 01:48 AM
Check if your brakes are not dragging or binding for some reason.Or even a wheel bearing seizing up.Also check chain slack as I've seen some strange things happen.
Posted July 18, 2008 - 03:56 AM
If 5th is screwed, it shouldn't work at all, not start to slip and slow down under the same revs - if you cranked the throttle would it just rev up or actually pull a bit?
If every other gear works perfect with no slip than it has to be 5th, however, if you feel more clutch slip, I'd have to say your clutch is fried.
Posted July 18, 2008 - 04:02 AM
i would say clutch as well, make sure that baby ain't fried....same thing happened on my warrior, just more exaggerated
Posted July 18, 2008 - 05:50 AM
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