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I have a 2006 vthunder with 120 miles it has never

I have a 2006 vthunder with 120 miles, it has never shifted smoothly. Specifically, shifting into 1st is difficult. Sometimes it will go right in and other times it won't. Often when slowing for a stop it will not go into first gear.

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2006 Kawasaki ZZR 1400 won't shift

Hi, Edward and the usual suspects are:
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2. Bent shift shaft.
3. Shift fork bent or seized.
4. Gear seized on the shaft.
5. Gear positioning lever binding.
6. Shift return springs weak or broken.
7. Shift return spring pin loose
8. Shift mechanism arm spring is broken.
9. Shift mechanism arm is broken.
10. Shift drum is broken.
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  2. The shift cable may also be rusted or oxidized. It is common for galvanized cables to be used to cut costs on a new bike and they eventually rust or corrode. These do not provide smooth shifting operation and will eventually result in sluggish down shifting due to increased friction. Replacement is the solution.
  3. The cable housing (black casing that the silver inner wire runs through) may have gotten some dirt or other contaminant inside of it increasing friction. Cleaning or replacement is the solution.
  4. The inner cable may have become kinked - also increasing friction. Usually this results in slow shifting both directions; so this is the least likely. Replacement is the solution.

Stainless steel shift cables are the best to use and run about $5-10 each. New sections of cable housing usually run about $2 per foot.

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