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What did I break? entering freeway first and second gear seamed fine, never got into 3rd gear, something broke. All gears were lost. Shift lever moves but seems loose. I can hear click where it would normally engage but it does not. Bike engine sounds fine- rpms go up and down but it did not matter what gear I tried. Coasted to a stop and pushed off the freeway. In nuetral the light comes on and everything sounds fine. When shifted to a gear it will not move when clutch is out and the from the crank case a rumbling sound.

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It sounds like the "middle drive" is damaged. You should seek professional help with this problem as a number of special tools are need for disassembly and reassembly.

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