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Shifting problems

I seem to be having problems shifting from 2nd to 3rd

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  • Anonymous Feb 21, 2009

    Mine is the same, including getting neutral, it got so bad I had to drive home in 2nd gear, then the clutch started dragging and I needed help to get it home. Tried changing the gear box oil but it still does not change gear once warmed up.

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I really have to lift up hard and fast to get it to go into 3rd. My neutral finder is hard to press as well. Any suggestions?I'm having trouble shifting from 2nd to 3rd as well and sometimes to 4th. It starts to happen after I've been riding for 10 mins or so. I found that it helps to get my foot way under it so that I'm shifting using the top arch of my foot but sometimes it doesn't matter what I do, it takes 3-4 tries to shift. I adjusted my clutch but had very little effect. I tightened my chain too. I tried searching shifting on the forum and found mostly left to right shift conversion and down-shifting threads.,,,

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