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Just bought it put new clutch lever and I took it for a ride and it shifted fine for about 10 minutes and then it would not downshift. After I let it sit for a while, it worked fine until it warmed up again.

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Sounds like the cable just needs adjusting (in effect, shortening the travwel of the lever required to disengage the clutch).

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