Weird shifting problem... No neutral YZ450F

3 replies to this topic
  • writebrian

Posted July 01, 2009 - 10:02 PM


I have a 2006 YZ450F with a weird problem. I can't shift it into neutral while its running. I've tried with my boots on and using my hand and no go. However if the bike is not running I can shift in and out with NO problems. Are there any oil pressure related things that can make me miss neutral while it's running.

Any ideas?

  • ajeb

Posted July 02, 2009 - 03:13 AM


Your shifting issue stems from the clutch.
The clutch is not disengaging correctly, causing clutch drag.
Providing your clutch is correctly adjusted.
Inspect your clutch assembly for excessive wear and/or distortion.

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  • grayracer513

Posted July 02, 2009 - 07:46 AM


There's nothing weird about this problem:


  • Schock

Posted July 02, 2009 - 10:29 AM


Yes, I had that problem so I changed the clutch boss, because that little lock inside the clutch broke and scratched it.

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