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My KLX 250s was broken in carefully. I'm 56 so not riding hard but over some bad ground, laid it on the shifter side against a wood root. It didn't ever stall out. Picked it up and the shifter would not engage the transmission up or down. It was a little stiff in the lower gears prior to this. bike only has 1400kms on it. Have you heard of this, and should it be covered by the warranty? Its at the dealer now.

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Sounds like it broke something in the selector mechanism.I had the same thing happen on my IT200 plus I've seen it about a dozen times over the years(mainly dirt bikes naturally).
Realistically,being that the problem was caused by dropping the bike(even though it was gently) it would not be covered by warranty.BUT don't tell the dealer you layed it over.
If they don't notice they may just give you the warranty anyway.(which wouldn't surprise me-especially if it just popped off the circlip)Tell the dealer it was a bit stiff in the lower gears & then it just stoped working.
Here is a link to see the part that is probably the cause.

-cir-clip (part no. 480) may have sliped forward.
-Damage to shift mechanism.(part no.13161)

The shift mechanisms' cost is about US $50(as you can see in the price list at the bottom).
So in concluding,if you are forced to pay for the repair,I would not expect it to be too expensive.

I do hope that this has cleared up your questions,

Kindest regards
Andrew Porrelli

Posted on May 19, 2011

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