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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-09-2019, 11:11 AM Thread Starter
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First gear issues

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I have noticed that I am having a hard time shifting into first. It won't go in and sometimes I have to let the clutch out a little bit while pushing on the shifter to get it to go into first. Also now it has a noticeable "clunk" (technical term) when it does. Any ideas?

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-09-2019, 11:15 AM
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bleed the clutch .... and lube the shift linkage.. all of the linkage... and the clutch handle bar lever.. there is a bushing in there.. it needs greased... and at this AGE maybe replacement..

should be done every 2 years..
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-10-2019, 01:20 AM Thread Starter
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ok thanks I'll look into it

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-27-2019, 10:05 PM
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ok thanks I'll look into it
Any update in having the same issue

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Sometimes the dogs and boxes just don't line up. It has been my experience that if, when you let the clutch out a bit to get things spinning, and then it slide into gear, it was just a simple misalignment. No biggie. The flunk will be much less if you let the clutch out a bit, and then pull it back in, and wait a couple of seconds. Just don't go trying to force it into gear if it doesn't want to go. Bent innards are almost always the result.


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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-28-2019, 11:56 PM
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I have the same issue, I put it in first after a second or two of pulling in clutch.

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