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My kawasaki tecate quad 88 model feels like a spring is not hooked up inside the engine. the shifter is loose i can shift but there is no spring feel to the lever it just has no tension on it after 2nd gear

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SOURCE: no clutch pressure.

Your clutch lever should have a cable connected to it. Trace it from the lever down to the engine and make sure nothing is disconnected or out of place. That big knurled knob next to the lever is the adjusment and locknut for cable tension. Loosen lock nut, srew cable away from lever until you have only 1/4 " of play between lever and the stop. You should feel tension coming back into the lever...If you have a bicycle ,it is the same drill for adjusting your brakes...look and see...it may help you understand the process...any bicycle mech can show you...maybe a neighbor...Good Luck to you friend....Tim

Posted on May 10, 2009

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SOURCE: 2001 kawasaki vulcan 1500 will not go into gear

You have found the problem, that saucer spring acts just like the pressure plate on the clutch of a standard transmission on a car. I had to replace one, and it was about $35.00. Good luck

Posted on May 15, 2009

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If the shift pedal shaft does not spring back into position a problem with a spring is indicated. Your bike has two springs tied to shifting. The shaft spring and the index wheel spring. Both springs are still available at Babbitt's. Remove the left case cover and both springs are accessible after removing the clutch. A new gasket is also available.

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SOURCE: When I shift my 02 GSXR 600 the gear shift lever gets stuck

Get yourself a repair manual and find out what it says, but I think you are correct, the return spring is either broken or it has slipped. Try this site for a freebie manual:
http://www.carlsalter.com/motorcycle-manuals.asp

Posted on Jan 28, 2010

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SOURCE: Dirt Bike Shifting gears problem(1972 yamaha dt 250 2stroke)

it will be down to adjustment, there are 2 ways to adjust one close to the engine casing and one at the lever just have to get a good balance :)

Posted on Apr 11, 2010

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Without being able to see and mess with the bike a bit, I would guess that you have a shifter pawl spring broken in your transmission. It's either the return spring or the spring on the pawl itself. To test the spring, start from the "neutral postition" of the shifter. Regardless of the gear the bike might be in, when you are not pushing down on the shifter or lifting up on it, it is in the neutral position, where it normall sits. Now, using your fingers push down on the shift lever until you feel the transmission start to shift, you feel a resistance. Stop right there, do not shift the gear but allow the shifter to return to the neutral position. Now, lift the shifter with your fingers until you feel the resistance of the transmission getting ready to shift. What you are feeling for is the resistance of the shifter return spring. Does it feel the same in both directions? If not, the spring is broken. If it does, then the problem is something else.

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If not and you can only shift from first to second, check the shift lever where it attaches to the shifter pawl shaft. Make sure that it is tight and not slipping. If it is tight and not slipping, it is probably your shifter pawl return spring.

With the transmission in neutral, lift the shifter lever with your hand until just before it shifts. Feel the spring tension. Now, depress the lever until just before it shifts into first gear. Does the spring tension feel the same in both directions? If not, the spring is probably broken. Do NOT start the engine if this is the case as further damage can be done to the transmission. To repair this requires a major disassembly of the transmission and is usually beyond the capability of those other than trained mechanics.

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With your bike not running and the transmission in neutral, use your hand a slightly lift up on your shifter. Don't actually try to shift the transmission into a gear, just lift the lever and feel the spring tension on it. Then push down on it as if to shift into first but don't actually shift the transmission into gear. The resistance in both directions should feel about the same. What you checking here is the shifter pawl return spring. On the five speed transmissions behind Evo engines, they were bad about breaking. If you've got sring tension trying to return the shifer back to the neutral position from both directions, you're fine.

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