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j_skearney

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j_skearney says:

Sticky gear

I drive an 08 R1 and the 3rd gear keeps sticking, I have to hit it twice to change up, changing down is fine.  I'm new to sports bikes, is this common, how do I fix it?

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babyblade41

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babyblade41 says:

Maybe trying

to ride one instead of drive would that help??:tongue:

 

Only jesting

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hairybob

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hairybob says:

sticky gear

No it shouldn't ,does it happen every time you change up to 3rd.

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AdieR

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AdieR says:

Fazer thou

2nd gear problem and neutral problem if it helps:

FZ1 2nd gear trouble.

Neutral problem

I find the gearbox on my Fazer 6 a bit reluctant sometimes (2nd mostly).

Bent selector forks aren't unknown, but I'd rule out clutch  / chain problems before delving into a gearbox.

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BaldE35

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BaldE35 says:

try the obvious first

I'd just start with the obvious things first before ripping the gear box apart.

1. Correct oil, good condition if your not 100% sure change the oil have a look  to see if you can determine any metal filings or bits in the drained oil or on the end of the drain plug.

2. Change oil filter while your at it and check the old one for any signs of metal filing bits etc

3 Set up the gear leaver etc so they are perfect for your boot. Is the leaver bent or dead straight? Does it need replacing? Signs of the bike being dropped? Is the foot peg the right height? 

4. when up and running try different techniques for changing gear ie max revs/min revs/fast/slow/blip throttle/double declutch etc  

5. Check the whole drive ie chain, crush drive, clutch and gears. Replace as necessary.

6. Then when you have attacked every possible option the fucking thing will not go into gear start on the gearbox. 

 Have fun, ride safe   

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babyblade41

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babyblade41 says:

At least

you got more sensible replies than I gave :smile

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calamityjane

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calamityjane says:

BB

It wouldn't be you if you gave a sensible reply. :lol:

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babyblade41

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babyblade41 says:

why thank you CJ

I like to brighten peoples days even tho I'm about as much use as an ashtray on a motorbike.

 

See the motorbike link i slipped in ???

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Blader2005

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Blader2005 says:

hmmm..

synchro bearings?? or possibly the spring in the selector pedal?  or could as said, be old oil.. seems a common fault with R1s..

 

http://www.r1-forum.com/forums/showthread.php?p=4845063

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j_skearney

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j_skearney says:

Very useful info

I adjusted the clutch cable after remembering i messed with it and things improved a little, but still sticks.  I just got an oil filter and will change the oil this weekend to see if its resolved. Its only done just over 3000 miles so I hope this is it.  :smile

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ANichol

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ANichol says:

my gear change

gets uppity if the chain goes too loose. I'd check this and see if it helps

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