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2nd gear problem on kawasaki kz1300, keeps jumping out of 2nd gear, how do you open the gearbox please.

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SOURCE: hi i have a kawasaki zzr 600 on a k reg its a

If it is slipping from the gear it is in then it is probably the because the Shift Fork is bent, and you have to take the bike apart top to bottom. ZZR's are known for it. In order to reach the shift fork you must tear down the whole bike. Good luck with the work.

Posted on May 31, 2010

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SOURCE: Hi i hawe a problem

its hard to diagnose without riding-get a repair manual it has troublshootin section--may be lookin at a bottom end job

Posted on Oct 11, 2010

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SOURCE: My Kawasaki Zephyr 1100 (1992

plug wire condition cud be bad-the boots and inside--carbs may need balancing and cud be dirty--gears cud be worn--u need a clymer manual for troublshoot details--no wheelies

Posted on May 09, 2011

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SOURCE: kawasaki vn1500 2nd gear jumping

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.
If adjusting the lever doesn't help the problem is internal. Under the gear change cover the items to check would be the pawl that rotates the drum and the detent arm and spring. If the edge of the pawl is worn, it won't move the drum far enough. If the detent arm or spring isn't working, it will want to drop into a false neutral. I've had very good luck by removing all of the parts and polishing them, removing any burrs and replacing the springs. If the problem isn't found under the cover in the gear change area then the only other solution is to pull the motor apart and inspect the tranny itself.

Posted on May 15, 2011

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