My motorbike wont go into 3rd,4th,5th and 6th gear
My bike Kawasaki z750 2007 model with only 2,700 miles. It has been on stand still due to the bad weather over christmas for 2 months under cover. I have started the bike each week to keep the battery charged, however i took it out this morning to find the bike will only go into 1st and 2nd only. I've done all my checks, fluids and there fine, and still nothing. As iam fairly new to motor biking my knowledge is small on the mechanical side. Can you advise why it wont go into gear or if there is anything i can do to avoid what looks like to be a huge bill, and to help it get into the other gears. Should i try and release fluids?? Please help me as i am scared this will cost me a fortune.
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Do you mean you can\'t find 3rd gear or it won\'t shift into 3rd gear? If you can\'t find 3rd gear, shift all the way down to neutral, then shift up 2 clicks. On my Suzuki Boulevard S-50 (VS-800) the shift order is 1st gear down, then up for neutral, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th. Your crotch rocket probably also has a 6th. If the problem is that it won\'t shift into 3rd, then you had best take it to the shop as it is not readily repairable without specialized tools and knowledge.
Your not reaching the RPM level for your rev limiter are you? The rev limiter will automatically shut fire off intermittently to keep the motor from damage at high RPM's. I have to admitt I am not up to par an all these newer bikes, but if you jetted the carbs, then I doubt you have a fuel pump on the bike. Most bikes with fuel pumps use fuel injection! Call the dealer who sold you the jets and ask them what else needs to be done, I am sure they will be glad to help.
Im not sure how you ride your bike but if you "beat on it shifting without cluch sometimes the fork in the transmission gets bent...this is the only reason that would cause hard shifting besides wrong gear lube
Howdy: The 3rd and 4th gears are used the most, after awhile the dog and shifting forks get worn more. Try changing to Yamaha Lube simi-syn oil 10/40. Drain oil after warm up (get trans oil warm). The oil is in a silver 4gal containe at the Yamaha dealer. This oil has helped me.
Good luck - Doug
Thats a strange one.For some reason it may be just locked in 2 gears at one time.Lift the bike of the ground onto some sort of stand.Don,t start it.Take the plug out.Run the rear wheel backwards and forward.Clicking the gears at the same time.This might 'unlock' a wound up box.Being off the ground you can't hurt it.Just try different gears and in both directions.I hope this helps,because its a strange problem if all was ok beforehand.Thanks
Here are some Gear Ratios for the current Yamahas...I ll try to add to this list for other years. FYI...the Primary Ratio is the crank to clutch and the secondary ratio is the sprockets.
2004-7 R1 Ratios