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Haven't got chance to ride my bike properly much yet but,


when I change up a gear sometimes instead of just changing it seems to just rev a shit load an I have to kick it up a gear again :? What's wrong with it?

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Probably nothing wrong - with the bike that is :wink: !!


It sounds like you are not applying quite enough pressure to the gear lever (or maybe the clutch - but doubtful as you should be able to go up the box without the clutch!) and its slotting between the cogs, or finding a 'false neutral'.


Try appling slightly more pressure. If it persists there may be a gearbox problem (or maybe the clutch - again doubtful!)


Hope this helps. :cheers:

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Sounds like what cossie916 said.


A lot of it comes with practice DJ, but yes, sounds like a false neutral. Make sure you change gear firmly and with practice you'll find out what you can and cannot get away with, with regards to how much pressure you need to change gear.

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Ok, I guess I'll kick it up a lil harder from now on then lol


And no bill its from any gear every now and then, although I do seem to knock it into neutral an awful lot :oops:


Never goes into neutral when I want it to but then when I'm trying to get in to second it works all of a sudden!

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Never goes into neutral when I want it to but then when I'm trying to get in to second it works all of a sudden!

 

Aint that the truth!


Dw, you'll get much quicker at it :)

 


If I don't blow it up :roll:

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Try snicking it in to neutral just before the bike stops, makes life much easier! (Don't forget you need hardly any pressure to find neutral! :wink: )

 

I'd rather just stay in first and hold the clutch 2bh.

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Try snicking it in to neutral just before the bike stops, makes life much easier! (Don't forget you need hardly any pressure to find neutral! :wink: )

 

I'd rather just stay in first and hold the clutch 2bh.

 

i think cossie means when you stop and get off not just stop at the lights.....

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<<<<<<<< That pic doesn't do it justice!


Looks better on these (if I've got the right ones-can't see them because I'm at work).......


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v230/c0ss1e9i6/DSCF1871.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v230/c0ss1e9i6/DSCF1872.jpg

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I found that by either

taking the connector rod off and turning it one spline,

or turning the link bar a couple of turns (after lossening the locknuts)

the leaver sits in a better position for my foot and makes changing up easier..

this stopped me getting false neutrals as the leaver sits lower and i don't have to lift my foot higher..

it all depends on your height and body position, like adjusting a car seat..

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