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Suzuki s40 no 5th gear

I can only get my 2007 to shift to three gears above 1st gear.

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Check shifting pawl on shifting drum

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SOURCE: My bike is clutched

shift fork in trans is not engaging need to let someone open trans and sovle the issue those trans are not hard to fix but if you dont know how the shift fork needs to be to fuction seek pro help

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SOURCE: gear disengaged on 2nd gear

You probably will not like the advice that comes with what I suspect is the answer to your question.

My friend, let this be a lesson for you ... keep your wheels on the ground. I think you have stripped second gear
and suspect this will be a very expensive lesson for you.
You have a 17 year old motorcycle, it needs more respect from you, not a beating.

Treat your machine with respect and make it easy for we other motorcyclists to show we are good citizens. Not good to scare women and children and horses.

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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:

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SOURCE: Suzuki Intruder 1400 1996, First to Second Gear is harsh!

Change the fluid in the clutch reservoir,bleed out the remaining fluid.(keep it full as you go) Should be dot 4 fluid not dot 3. U may need to rebuild the master cylinder or replace it.

Posted on Apr 25, 2010

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  • Try moving the shift lever up a notch or two. This will help eliminate any accidental lifting of the shift lever by the shoe. No cost to try this one.
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Suzuki Savage 650 LS 4 gears found not 5. I just bought a 2002 Suzuki Savage It runs great, plenty of power but I can't find 5 gears only 4. I've had it to 65 and had no over-reving. Am I missing...

Your bike has a fifth gear. The problem is probably a bent shift fork. Broken engagement dogs could be present but I have never seen that happen in anything other than 1st and second gear. This is approximately an $800 to $1000.00 repair. Personally, I really like only having to shift 4 gears. Don't you?

Below is a partial image of your trannie and also a generic image showing how a slider gear moves left and right when pushed by a shift fork. In this example the gear dogs engage into either 1st gear or 2nd gear depending on which way the fork moves the slider gear. If the fork were bent, the slider may go into second gear but not have enough movement to reach first gear. If the gear dogs were broken off then the gear has no way to engage.

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