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Having problems changing gears,gear lever not springing to central point to up or down change,b king less than year old,sounds like internal selection fault,any ideas?

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  • stuartrlock May 02, 2009

    hi some time in 1st to 3rd it get lost and the same going down gear too. it not all the time many at low speed.


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Drain engine oil.pull right side (clutch) cover off. check shift shaft to see what is making it bind. check shift drum detent arm to see if it is engaging shift drum correctly.check if shift shaft is binding in the engine cases, may be bent. when you pull the cover you will need to scrape the old gasket off & replace, also engine oil & filter.

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I've got a sym husky 125 when I change gear I have to push the gear lever down abit to change again is this normal ?

the lever should return to a central position so as to allow selection of the next gear
if you have to push it down a bit before next gear selection is possible it may need adjustment back to that central position
get a manual as to how to do that or take it to a service dealer and have them adjust it for you.

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Check that its not just the gear pedal either stuck on its pivot shaft due to corrosion, & that it is not just spinning round on the gear change shaft
If stuck in gear, try rocking the bike back & forward while moving the pedal up & down
If not then its probably the gear selector mechanism - hopefully on the accessible part.
If the gearbox only shifts 1 way then its probably just a broken / dislodged spring on the claw mechanism.

Remove the right-hand engine cover & check that the shift shaft operates the claw (which turns the gear selector drum) & that all springs etc are OK.
Otherwise its on the internal part of the selector mechanism either the shift drum is stuck or more likely the shift forks are worn or broken. Either way it will require a full engine strip

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Shifter lever won't return to the " center " position always. The problem is intermittent and seems to occur more in the heat. I've heard there may be something binding the mechanism....

Follow the shifter reach rod that runs from the shift lever back to a short lever on the transmission. Take the nut off and take the rod loose from this short lever. Then, move the forward like you are going to shift into low gear but don't actually shift the transmission into gear. Feel for the spring tension. Then, move the lever backwards and feel for the spring tension there. Check the shift lever and the reach rod for binding. If you don't feel the spring tension trying to return the lever back to the center, it's likely that the shifter pawl return spring is broken. This spring is what returns the shifter lever back to 'center". But,the temperature of the transmission will not change this. If the spring is broken, it's broken cold or hot. If the spring is good and there is not bind in the linkage, the problem may be in the shifter cam mechanism inside the transmission. Either way, this is an internal issue in the transmission.

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Hi, make sure your lever is adjusted to your foot. You can turn the linkage arm adjuster up or down to get a better throw on the lever. If you don't wear boots when riding, this is always a problem on a Kawasaki due to the positive neutral finder. The fist question you get when you call the Kawasaki Hotline is if the rider wears boots or not.
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The Bike is now twelve months old with 4250 miles on clock At 9 months old with 3500 miles on clock it began to miss gear changes - up and down - mainly third gear to begin with then progressing to 3rd and...

It could be as simple as the selecter arm that turns the drum , this will be visible with the clutch cover off( and maybe the clutch) this selector arm is on the other end of the gear lever shaft

The drum is the internal part that positions the selectors in the gbox, when you say there is no resistance would mean its not turning this drum. so its probably not an internal gear or selector fork problem

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