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post #1 of 16 Old 03-11-2007, 09:53 PM Thread Starter
 
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Angry Help!!!

Okay I let my friend ride my 07 KLR 650 with 26 miles on it and and he dropped it. Now It doesnt want to shift into 2nd gear or higher just 1st and neutral. What is wrong???? And how much is it going to cost me? He dropped it on the left side it may of bent the shifter but i cant really tell that much. IT did bend the clutch lever. Thanks for the help
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post #2 of 16 Old 03-11-2007, 09:56 PM
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Is the shifter hitting anything when you try to shift it?
Feel free to bend it back out (easy on how far), and make sure you have clearance..

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post #3 of 16 Old 03-11-2007, 09:58 PM
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Try bending the shifter back. That is probably all that is wrong.

You can sometimes straighten out the levers without breaking them.

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post #4 of 16 Old 03-11-2007, 10:00 PM
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Okay I let my friend ride my 07 KLR 650 with 26 miles on it and and he dropped it. Now It doesnt want to shift into 2nd gear or higher just 1st and neutral. What is wrong???? And how much is it going to cost me? He dropped it on the left side it may of bent the shifter but i cant really tell that much. IT did bend the clutch lever. Thanks for the help
Don't hit your friend. He already feels bad enough..
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post #5 of 16 Old 03-11-2007, 10:07 PM Thread Starter
 
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The shifter isnt bent the the clutch lever. It feels jammed like internally
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post #6 of 16 Old 03-11-2007, 10:14 PM
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The shifter isnt bent the the clutch lever. It feels jammed like internally
Well, If I were you..
I'd get a new clutch lever so the dealer can't blame it on that, and I'd take it back to the dealer and have them look at it under warranty. With only 26 miles on it, they'd have to cover it..

If it were dropped hard enough to just bend the clutch lever, it shouldn't have done any damage internally, yet you say it's locked up.. If it didn't bend the shifter, there's got to be other issues..

Not to try to seem devious, but maybe your buddy tipping it over set off something that would have been an issue later, anyway..

Cover your butt with a new clutch lever ($20) (and put it on) and take it in and tell them that the thing won't shift, and don't tell them anything more than that.

My 02' has fallen over a few times and it still shifts fine at 10K+ miles.. Your bike has issues, and since it's under warranty, I'd have those issues addressed.

Don't worry.. They'll screw you over on something later, anyway..
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post #7 of 16 Old 03-11-2007, 10:18 PM Thread Starter
 
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I def will. The more I look at it the more I am thinking it is somehing to do with the cable for the clutch. I think it isnt working great. Cuz even when I have it fully engaged when I push it isnt 100% free. you klnow what i mean?
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post #8 of 16 Old 03-11-2007, 10:20 PM
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Yeah, but even without touching the clutch lever, you should be able to shift the bike up into 2nd.. Maybe a bit of rolling the bike forward and backwards, but it should still pop into the upper gears..
This is with the bike off, by the way..
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post #9 of 16 Old 03-13-2007, 12:07 AM
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I had the same thing happen and it was just the lever. Try pulling it out on the spindle too. Mine was jamed against the housing and as soon as I readjusted it was fine.
PS don't let friends ride your bike untill you've dropped it a few times yourself. LOL

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post #10 of 16 Old 03-13-2007, 11:18 AM
 
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PS don't let friends ride your bike untill you've dropped it a few times yourself. LOL
I second this!! I wont even let my own dad ride mine, and hes been riding all his life. Your still in the break in period and you let a friend ride it, must be a real good friend cuz i would never take that risk.
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