hard shiffting into first.

7 replies to this topic
  • gone_pro

Posted August 02, 2002 - 05:58 PM


Please give your input into why my bike is difficult to **** from 2nd into first. I always need to let the cluth out a little to put presure on the trans. to get it to slid into first gear. Seams to get worse when it is warm. I have tried to adjust the clutch way out. This only helps a "little". Give me your thoughts!

  • Rich_in_Orlando

Posted August 02, 2002 - 06:08 PM


The pinch bolt on the gear shift lever gets loose rather quickly on my bike. I notice it because shifting gets a little sloppy. Tighten it back up and the problem goes away.

  • sabin

Posted August 02, 2002 - 06:18 PM


I do not know on this bikes, but my XT used to have this problem when I overtighten the chain.
I also got the same problem with my XR after a long wheelie, the oil from the frame gets in the engine, so maybe check your engine oil level also...

  • tk421

Posted August 02, 2002 - 06:39 PM


Also you may want to change over (if not already) to synthetic oil. Helps for smoother shifts.

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  • ratbiker

Posted August 02, 2002 - 06:48 PM


i had this problem and a buddy said i was not pulling clutch in all the way!Turns out i was pulling it in like i did while i was riding(like maybe half way).Had to concentrate for awhile on pulling all the way in,problem fixed TRY IT MIGHT BE YOU NOT BIKE! :)

[ August 02, 2002: Message edited by: ratbiker ]

  • tk421

Posted August 02, 2002 - 07:13 PM


Say Rich, when you jetted your bike what were the results of EMM clip #4?

  • Rich_in_Orlando

Posted August 04, 2002 - 08:50 AM


At clip #4, the bike runs rougher and blubbers a little on mid-throttle acceleration. But that's just because of the current weather conditions in Florida. The humidity is near 100% all the time lately and it's been consistently in the 90s. When it was cooler, a larger MJ (158-160) and EMM clip #4 made it run just fine. As you can see from my signature, I've got it on clip #3 and a 155 MJ right now.

[ August 04, 2002: Message edited by: Rich in Orlando ]

  • tk421

Posted August 04, 2002 - 11:47 AM


Yes, Taffy’s numbers work well.
In my area the humidity and temperatures are always fluctuating. I have found mine to run a little rough on 90 plus degree-days with humidity around 75 percent. I noticed it runs it’s hardest when temps are in the 70’s and humidity is below 60 percent.
I would think with the larger displacement, open exhaust, cf airbox, and YZ timing, my numbers should be at or below where you are Rich.


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