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post #1 of 15 Old 09-05-2007, 06:08 PM Thread Starter
 
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KLR not enough shift !! PLZ HELP

Today I raised my bike back to the stock hight today during lunch. I test drove and was very happy to have my suspension back to normal......
I left work bike is shifting fine no problems. I got closer to home and noticed the sift lever getting sloppy. It still shifted through all the gears untill I got about 3 miles from the house. I left from a intersection shifted from first ok then second ok but none of the other gears worked. After leaving the next intersection the trans went into first but will not come out now and is stuck in first gear. Anyone have this problem?????? HELP PLZ
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post #2 of 15 Old 09-05-2007, 06:25 PM
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I know this will sound stupid, but is the shift lever tight?
There's a screw that keeps it snug to the shift shaft, and I think it takes a 12mm wrench to tighten.

If that's tight, well then you have bigger fish to fry...

Check the simple stuff first, and we'll go from there...

What year KLR, by the way? Where you located, also..
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post #3 of 15 Old 09-05-2007, 06:43 PM Thread Starter
 
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97 San Antonio TX Shifter shaft is engaging the shift lever.
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post #4 of 15 Old 09-05-2007, 06:48 PM
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97 San Antonio TX Shifter shaft is engaging the shift lever.
Well, you're outta my league now.. My hunch is something that controls your shift shaft, but I'm just guessing..

I was hoping you'd say it was loose or that it was a 2008, under warranty..

Sorry to hear this, but it sounds like something just came loose, rather than having a critical failure..

I wouldn't mess with it as far as trying to "force" it into gear, or out of gear. Get it to someone who can fix it and get it done..

Bummer.
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post #6 of 15 Old 09-05-2007, 06:53 PM Thread Starter
 
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Called Extreme power sports and they said that it may be 220.00 dollars min. he would not give me a max price to fix. It may take more parts if its not something simple.
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post #7 of 15 Old 09-05-2007, 07:04 PM
 
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all I can think of is that you have a major tranny issue. from the sounds of it, you may have a return spring on the internals of your tranny gone bad.
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post #8 of 15 Old 09-05-2007, 07:15 PM Thread Starter
 
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How do I adress the issue. I am capable enough to tear down this engine. I dont want too tear down this engine. LOL. But it would be nice to install a 685 bog bore kit since I have it apart. The money I will spend taking this to a bike shop makes me sick to my stomach. If I tear this engine apart fix the problem, install a big bore kit..... Ill make out cheeper still rather than taking it to a bike shop!!!
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post #9 of 15 Old 09-05-2007, 07:35 PM
 
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the part I'm thinking, only entails pulling the oil pan off the bike I think, although it is POSSIBLE that you may have to pull a bit more. I cant see it hurting anything to put the big bore kit in though, I mean while its apart, why not?
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post #10 of 15 Old 09-05-2007, 07:48 PM Thread Starter
 
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They make a 703.5 cc kit now WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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