Question about S3 Nirve Fifty-Three Men's 3-Speed Automatic Shifting Cruiser Bike

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1st gear always falls out into second gear when i peddle even a bit hard. 3rd gear is always fine. Is the pin inside the hub usually bent. This bike is fairly new but the bike shop is now closed.

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There is a re-call on some Nirve model.
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Loosen the rear wheel and straighten them out.

Posted on Jul 01, 2009

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    Loosen the rear wheel and straighten them out.

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Why does it have trouble shifting into 3rd gear?


Hi, Joe and the usual suspects are:
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2. Primary chaincase overfilled with lubricant.
3. Corners wore off shifter clutch dogs.
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5. Bent shifter rod.
6. Shifter forks sprung.
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Bent shift fork is your problem.1st and 2nd working fine,wont go into 3rd,replace the shift fork and stop being so hard on the shifter.Costs a lot of money to fix these toys.

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Hi, Nirmal_nettu and the usual suspects are:
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2. Primary chaincase overfilled with lubricant.
3. Corners wore off shifter clutch dogs.
4. Shifter return spring bent or broken.
5. Bent shifter rod.
6. Shifter forks sprung.
7. Transmission oil too heavy.
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Im not sure how you ride your bike but if you "beat on it shifting without cluch sometimes the fork in the transmission gets bent...this is the only reason that would cause hard shifting besides wrong gear lube

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Sounds like a bent shift fork of broken dog gear. Try cleaning the inside of trans with part light oil and solvent. (not fuel) Rock bike a few times and shift gears, Do not start. Keep doing so untill shifting gets easier. If this does not work. Try starting it one time and shift easy. Do not force. Still no luck - Split cases and repair

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Falls out of second gear and only second gear, after it falls out a couple times it bends a tab on the linkage rod and will get stuck in neutral. i've already been in this bike to get it out of neutral, ,...


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