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Gears jumping into false neutral

04 Fazer thou, been on a nice razz then started getting various gears jumping in to a false neutral under power and cruising, is my gearbox knackered?

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SOURCE: My fzr 250 jumps out of gear at least once

Your pinions will be worn.
Better look for another gear set.

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SOURCE: fazer 600 start engine put into rear and it stalls

Hi and welcome to FixYa,

Initially, check, clean, bypass or replace the sidestand switch (blue/yellow wire & ground).

Good luck and thank you for asking FixYa.

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Hi, Anonymous and the usual suspects are:
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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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i would have a local shop take a look at it. lucky harley has a separate tranny from the motor while the can get very costly this could be your chance to upgrade, baker has a really nice 6 speed talk with your local shop.
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The crunching noise is the slider gear going into the chosen gear. This is normal. The false neutral is likely just a case of shift pedal
adjustment. When braking hard you probably have your toe on top of the shift lever. If so then lower the front of the shift lever one or two notches. If your toe is below the shift lever then raise the lever one or two notches. THis adjustment should fix the problem.

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I was having some problem and thought my box had issues til my dads next door neighbour said try adjusting your clutch cable. i thought its worth a try gave it a bash and it worked.i did it at the handle bar end of the cable under the rubber cover. its a tiny bit harder to get neutral but not as annoying as the racket in makes when you get false neutral on the way up the gears.

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