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I have a 1993 suzuki 600, and it is stuck in gear. I can't start it because I can't get it in neutral. Does anyone know what the cause and solution? Thanks!

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Most likely a broken or stuck shifter fork. Unfortunatlly you'll have to take the entire engine and transmition apart to find out.

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