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Jumps into second gear.

I have LT500 ATV 1999 suzuki. When I put it in 1st gear and start to go along jumps into second gear with bang. I think it is a clutch adjustment and I need to know how to adjust it.

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  • Henry Head
    Henry Head Jan 04, 2009

    I have LT500 ATV 1999 suzuki. When I put it in 1st gear and start to go along it jumps into second gear with
    bang. I think it is a clutch adjustment and I need to know how to
    adjust it?
    The shifting fork works real good in all the other gears.
    I'm scared it is going to take out second gear the way it goes in.

  • Brad Hurt
    Brad Hurt May 11, 2010

    I would look more into the shift forks being worn


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Dont think its the clutch sounds like a bent shift fork, in first gear starting off the transmission has torque or pressure applied to the first gear set when you let the throttle off (no torque or pressure on tranny) it shifts by its self this is a sign of a bent shift fork hope this helps leave us a rate please

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