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Keeps going in to nutral from first to second

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Lower your shifter pedal one notch. As a general rule, if the clutch is dragging on the bike, it makes it almost impossible to find neutral with the engine running. Very rarely does a dragging clutch prevent a bike from shifting. You probably need to lift the shifter pedal just a bit higher with your toe. But, it that doesn't work, you can pull the primary cover and the clutch and check on the shifter pawl that is behind the clutch. It has a "timing hole" that has to be set in the proper position. Unless the bike has been into, this should be correctly set from the factory. You could possibly have a problem with the shifter pawl as well but usually when they give trouble, you can't shift the transmission at all.

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Posted on May 29, 2011

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