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What can cause the bike to jump out of first gear constantly?

What can cause the bike to jumps out of first gear constantly?

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sounds like the gear selector plate plunger is worn or needs a new spring. on most engines a hollow screw @ 3/4" is accessible from under gear box, take it out and stretch the spring and retry to eliminate possibility.

Posted on Sep 14, 2009

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Since your engine has a horizontal split in the crankcase, the top end does not need to be torn down. Yes, a bent shift fork is likely to be the problem. Before going too far, first check the index wheel and spring on the end of the shift drum. The mechanism may be loose and/or the spring broken. If you are lucky, you may not need to split the case.
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Posted on Dec 20, 2009

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SOURCE: jumping about in first gear

Sounds like time for an oil change. Dirty, gritty oil is causing the clutch plates to grab. Change the oil filter along with the oil. Ride the bike a hundred miles or so then change the oil again. No new filter this time. Doing this should flush out the dirty oil.

The bike is 10 years old. It is probably time, (or past time), to replace the clutch cable. Most cables never seem to get lubricated. The oil and the cable are low cost items and you can't go wrong in doing the service.

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Posted on Apr 04, 2009

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SOURCE: with the bike in gear and the clutch engage, the

Clutch discs are stuck, put the bike in gear, not running, pull in the clutch and push the bike back and forth to break the clutches loose. Once they break loose start the engine put the bike in gear, hold the front brake, and slip the clutch a little to remove any built up or stuck crud on the plates.

Posted on Mar 10, 2010

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SOURCE: when i pull in the clutch and shift into gear my

That definitely sounds like the clutch is shot,like it's not even there.Inspect both ends of your cable first before going to replace the clutch.Sometimes either end of the cable will fray and pop off the little bead stopper.It also could just need re-adjusting at the clutch end.If you are up around 70-80K miles,probably the clutch though.Good luck.

Posted on Jul 22, 2010

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The clutch plates are dragging. This causes the clutch shaft to turn even when the bike is in neutral and the clutch is dis-engaged ( handle pulled in ). When the shift fork moves to engage 1st gear, the bike jumps due to the shaft rotation. When was the last oil change? Dirty oil can cause clutch drag. Also, are you using synthetic lubricants? Some of them can swell the cork on the friction plates and that swelling causes dragging. tombones49_286.gif

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With the bike in gear and the clutch engage, the


Clutch discs are stuck, put the bike in gear, not running, pull in the clutch and push the bike back and forth to break the clutches loose. Once they break loose start the engine put the bike in gear, hold the front brake, and slip the clutch a little to remove any built up or stuck crud on the plates.

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Bike jump out of 1st gear do you have any veiw of the gearbox setup?


i have no view of it but i can almost guarentee if its jumping out of gear all the time you have a problem with either your shift drum and or the shift forks. both require splitting the cases to replace. sorry bro.

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Jumping about in first gear


Sounds like time for an oil change. Dirty, gritty oil is causing the clutch plates to grab. Change the oil filter along with the oil. Ride the bike a hundred miles or so then change the oil again. No new filter this time. Doing this should flush out the dirty oil.

The bike is 10 years old. It is probably time, (or past time), to replace the clutch cable. Most cables never seem to get lubricated. The oil and the cable are low cost items and you can't go wrong in doing the service.

Please rate this solution. Thanks Tony!

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