Question about 2005 Yamaha YZF-R1
Hi, Tom you may need a clutch adjustment for this situation I would call my local dealer or reputable shop's service/parts department and inquire about any possible quick fix, answers, or parts inquiry. For more information about your issue and valuable "FREE" downloads that you will need please click on the links below. Good luck and have a nice day.
Gear shifting problem
Hard shift into first
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Posted on Sep 02, 2016
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Does the bike have a sidestand switch that cuts the power if the stand is left down? If it does, disconnect it and temporarily join the ends together and try starting....
Posted on Mar 21, 2009
Sounds like a slightly bent shift fork. The slider gear isn't quite engaging into 2nd. If the bend gets worse then you won't get into first and the pedal will get real stiff in those gears. The repair is best done in the shop.
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Posted on Mar 28, 2009
SOURCE: 2005 yz 250 shifting problems
Well. I'm a motorcycle mechanic and my 2004 RMZ 250 recently did the same thing, The Shift forks inside my transmission actually bent and were not moving the gears as far as they needed to go and eventually got to where it quit shifting all together, recently also repaired a CR 125 That wouldn't shift at all and it was the shaft the shift forks go on was bent and hung the shift forks. Sounds like your shift forks are bent to me though.
Posted on May 06, 2009
This is one of those issues that is really tricky to diagnose over the net but would likely take a few minutes to diagnose in person.
When it does drop into gear, does it jump or stall? Will it idle in gear, stopped with the clutch pulled in?
My initial thought is that the clutch is not being fully released (the plates are still in firm contact with eachother).
More than likely, the resolution is a fairly simple adjustment.
Posted on Nov 12, 2009
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