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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 06-27-2019, 10:45 AM Thread Starter
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wont shift to 2nd from N??????

figured out, lol

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That's normal.
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ive had this bike 4 years im at 10k miles. it would shift from n to 2nd gear before. now no matter what it wont shiftto 2 and above enless im actually accelerating and starting from 1st.
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Its still normal.
As you ride you start from 1st and shift up, then at a stop you downshift.
Why are you trying to shift into 2nd from neutral?

Also does downshifting from 3rd to 2nd work fine?
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Its still normal.
As you ride you start from 1st and shift up, then at a stop you downshift.
Why are you trying to shift into 2nd from neutral?

Also does downshifting from 3rd to 2nd work fine?
yes, works finwhen motor is running and im accelerating or decelerating, but in the past, in a stand still when engine running or not, i can shift to second ffrom newutral, now i cant, i cant at all shift upeven if i walk the bike.it wasnt like that before. im selling the bike and i dont want anyone to get a possible bad tranny.
this bike is babied, oil changed every 1k miles.
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That's by design. If you could shift to 2nd at a standstill before, then something was wrong.

It does that to make N easy to find at a stop.
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I believe that's normal
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if you get on your bike right now, squeez clutch, enging running and engine not running, whiel in neutral, go to 2nd, it will go in 2nd if u walk the bikea lil, on mine it wont go to second at all even if i walk the bike, like theres nothing there.
but if i go on 1st and ride it will go thru the gears up n down normal.
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Yeah, normal. In fact, when I was initially looking at mine, I almost didn't buy it because I thought there was a transmission issue. The previous owner had never noticed it and was panicking, but fortunately I decided to give it a quick ride in the parking lot and it worked fine. Looked into forums and found it was designed that way.

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