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Problem with geardown

While riding, the gearing down gives problems. From 6 to 5 refuses, sometimes difficult to know which gear you're driving in. What is occuring this and how to resolve this? Pierre

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    Pierre Apr 07, 2014

    hi guys, going down in gear, there is a block. Sometimes it is impossible to go down form 6 to 5th gear. It looks like you need to kick the pedal with force down into a lower gear. But also, sometimes it looks you are pushing down into a sponch without result. I want to give more comments or details, but then the story is to long for this forum.

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    Pierre Apr 07, 2014

    hi guys, going down in gear, there is a block. Sometimes it is impossible to go down form 6 to 5th gear. It looks like you need to kick the pedal with force down into a lower gear. But also, sometimes it looks you are pushing down into a sponch without result. I want to give more comments or details, but then the story is to long for this forum.

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    Pierre Apr 08, 2014

    driving the bike, going down in gear from 6 to 5 or 5 to 4, sometimes there is a block, sometimes it is a sponge. The gear won't go down and then suddenly it works perfect. It looks like random but truly unsafe. I would like to correspond with mecanics who can help.



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Try quickly, partially releasing the clutch lever. This works on a honda. Nobody knows why bikes do this but they do.

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SOURCE: difficulty selecting gears on my KLE 500

your clutch has a throw out bearing of sort i forgot what its called but its your problem your best answer is to get ahold of a group called atsg (atumotive transmission service group) they can best tell u the problem and if u want u can order a guide that shows u everything

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SOURCE: unable to change down gear. gear lever stays down

Well, first of all ofcourse find out how many gears you have, if you take it to a shop and they tell you you have "One down, four up"
It means starting from Neutral, you click down once for first gear, and from there you can click up to fifth.
Try finding an open area, gear up to 3rd or 4th then gear down a couple times.
Remember, you must be in gear 2 or higher to gear down.

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The bike has some bent shift forks. Bent shift forks do not move the slider gears properly when changing gears. Expensive to fix.

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when i ride the coolent light comes on and the bike dies turn of the key and turn on and the bike goes again, if the bike sits and idles it,s all OK

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