Question about Motorcycles

Open Question

Gsf Bandit 1200 1998... Gear selector doesn't return to original position after selecting gear There for consists of me having to tap selector home then select the gear this is both up and down the box Just serviced yesterday and was fine before that and now a pain in the foot to ride ahhhhhhh Quick fix please? Step by step DIY instructions would be much appreciated ...

Posted by Anonymous on


2 Suggested Answers

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: Unable to select lower gears on downshift

The problem is simple and cheap to fix. There is a spring located behind the casing where the little splined shaft exits from the left side of the engine.(the one that is connected to the gear lever linkage.) One end brakes off and then you cant find the gears because the gear lever is not returning properly. You dont even have to drain the oil. Remove fairing. disconnect gear linkage. Remove casing. Make sure you find piece of broken spring and dont leave it in engine!!!! Replace spring and reassemble. Dont forget new gasket or use a quality sealant on the casing joint. (NOT THE BLUE RUBBISH CALLED INSTANT GASKET)...Happy motoring

Posted on Jul 22, 2009


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Have trouble selecting gears on 650 bandit gsf mainly from 3rd to 6 gear changing up, not as bad changing down gears don't go into gear straight away if I change quickly helps somtimes

Hi, Clive and the usual suspects are:
1. Clutch dragging slightly.
2. Primary chaincase overfilled with lubricant.
3. Corners wore off shifter clutch dogs.
4. Shifter return spring bent or broken.
5. Bent shifter rod.
6. A loose shift lever on shifter shaft.
7. Shifter forks sprung.
8. Shifter pawl needs adjusting.
9. Heel/toe shifter coming in contact with the floorboard.
10. Transmission oil too heavy.
For more information about your issue and valuable "FREE" downloads that you will need please click on the blue links below. Good luck and have a wonderful day.
Bike is sometimes not wanting to shift into neutral
Bandit gear changes
Suzuki GSF650A Service Manual
OEM parts for Suzuki

Btw, I’m available to help over the phone in case u need at

Apr 15, 2017 | Suzuki GSF 600 S Bandit Motorcycles

1 Answer

My gear select shaft on my gsf1200 Suzuki bandit has pushed in too far to get the circling back on and I can't select gears

yes a bit of a job
a repair manual would help a lot
this is what you cant see
the shaft goes to the other side of the bike
you should be able to undo exterior engine covers
and sort out the shift shaft problem



Sep 17, 2016 | 2003 Suzuki GSF 1200 Bandit S

1 Answer

Hi, 1995 600 Bandit laid up in father in law's garage. Came to bring it back to life and finding it stuck in gear, can't find neutral. Possible causes? Last used six months ago from Liverpool to...

Hi, is it possible you have removed the gear lever at any time? And replaced it with the rod below the gear shaft instead of above the shaft as it should be , this would make 1st gear rite up instead off 1down, if this is not the case, and you can select all the gears from 1st to top gear, then it may be that the neutrol locating pin in the end of the selector has broken or even the end plate.bolt on the selector has just come lose, other more seriouse problems include worn selector forks, or broken circlips etc

Aug 30, 2011 | 1996 Suzuki GSF 600 N Bandit

1 Answer

On mySuzuki 600 Bandit 2003, iI feel a knoking noise on 4Th and 5ft gear.No slippage, good power.

Normally, a knocking sound in a specific gear set indicates a broken gear tooth. When replacing a broken gear, replace the gear(s) it engages with as well. If you don't replace them you will have the pleasure of doing the repair job all over again when the weakened tooth on the existing gear(s) breaks off. Remember, whatever caused the problem in the first place put pressure on both the broken tooth and the gear it was engaged to at the time. Most likely is a tooth on a slider gear.

Mar 09, 2011 | 1991 Suzuki GSF 400 Bandit

1 Answer

I hav a gsf 600 bandit year2000 WITH A FUEL STARVATION PROBLEM the bike will run if fuel tap is in prime position but if you turn it to on position the fuel supply stops same on reserve HELP!

Chack fuel filter, maybe it's dirty, plugged or incorrectly positioned. It hase arrow which shows fuel flow direction. Maybe someone put it up side down.

Dec 13, 2010 | 2000 Suzuki GSF 600 S Bandit

1 Answer

Second gear is jumpy... only second gear... why?

If by jumpy, you mean it pops out of gear, you likely have internal transmission damage. This is common in second gear as some riders will overrev first and slam second gear, causing damage to the gear dogs in the transmission.

Aug 20, 2010 | 1992 Suzuki GSF 250 Bandit

1 Answer

Not able too down shift gears from 3 too 1 on my suzuki bandit 1200 o4 plate

hello had a atv that did this, atv had set for a while, went to ride it, had all gears, went to downshift , to first, stopped then took off again, only had first gear then second no other gears, i tried everything, all different kind of oil additives, they never worked, more than likely, my atv had set for a while and the shifter fork inside the motor had rusted just a little bit, the gear had got stuck , i had to split the motor cases, to fix mine, make sure your shifter isnt stripped out, maybe it needs adjusting, i have seen people tap on the gear shifter sometimes and it would break loose, some atv mechanics, say to ride it, eventually it will come unstuck, or break the case in half to fix shifter fork and gears....

Feb 25, 2010 | 2004 Suzuki GSF 1200 Bandit S

1 Answer

1998 bandit 1200s. Will only select first gear.


Oct 21, 2009 | Suzuki GSF 1200 Bandit S Motorcycles

Not finding what you are looking for?
Motorcycles Logo

Related Topics:

130 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Motorcycles Experts

Arnie Burke
Arnie Burke

Level 3 Expert

4988 Answers


Level 3 Expert

80417 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17130 Answers

Are you a Motorcycle Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides