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04-20-2011 09:31 AM
Tom Schmitz
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Originally Posted by BK650KLR View Post
First off, since I'm new, let me say hi! ...
BK650KLR -

Welcome to the forum! Good to have you here and hope you enjoy it.

T
04-20-2011 08:50 AM
DSAP oh yeah - so much fun Just combing the forums know to figure out the best way to mount some side-case pelican boxes - need to find a rack first
04-20-2011 08:22 AM
BK650KLR First off, since I'm new, let me say hi! Back to business. I have owned 6 different bikes long term, and the ease of hitting neutral on all of them was different. Some you had to catch on a roll, some would go in sitting still, and some if not rolling had to be shut off. You can shift without using the clutch, not good for the bike but not mechanically impossible. The rpm and speed at the time will make it eaiser or harder. However it happened, if It's under warranty take it in and tell them you were riding along and it dropped from second to neutral on its own, other wise they will disreguard it as your fault. Have it documented now in case it fails later. Some places will dispute any warranty work to the death, no matter what.
04-20-2011 08:14 AM
efigalaxie I jined up after ya, but my fingers yap more!!!!
04-20-2011 12:39 AM
Anthony
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Originally Posted by DSAP View Post
Just breaking in a new 2010 KLR 650 fresh built from the warehouse. On my first ride the other day I was finding that a slight unintentional touch of the shift lever while in second (decelerating and clutch NOT engaged) the trans pops into neutral - should this be happening when rolling? or should I get the mechs to look at it?

I am a new rider by the way but when I trained on a smaller honda the instructor mentioned it was very difficult get the bike in neutral while rolling/running.
Just got my new KLR about a month ago. Isnt it great!


Welcome: Finally, someone who joined AFTER me....

04-19-2011 06:38 AM
kent soignier
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Originally Posted by Savage View Post
This question isn't related but close.
Do most 2nd Gen bikes click pretty loud when going from N to 1st the first time of the day? Doesn't seem as bad later on when it's fully warmed up. It's seems normal to me for the bike. My DR650 and another 750cc bike did it. My DRZ didn't do it at all; it was buttery smooth.
Just curious.
Absolutely normal, due to the clutch plates sticking together
Overbite.
04-18-2011 06:25 PM
Savage This question isn't related but close.
Do most 2nd Gen bikes click pretty loud when going from N to 1st the first time of the day? Doesn't seem as bad later on when it's fully warmed up. It's seems normal to me for the bike. My DR650 and another 750cc bike did it. My DRZ didn't do it at all; it was buttery smooth.
Just curious.
04-18-2011 05:49 PM
Human Ills It's possible to row through the gears without using the clutch at all.
04-18-2011 02:45 PM
DSAP Ok - thanks for the info guys - will take note of your advice
04-18-2011 02:29 PM
Some Mook It would still be fairly easy to tap the transmission out of second even with the clutch engaged when rolling off of the throttle. If one does not make a firm and positive upshift, it is also possable that the gear has not been fully dogged in, and it'll slip out very easily on decel - some have reported issues of this nature and found that the shift lever has been dragging slightly on the side case cover, which will leave tell-tale scrape marks in the paint on the case cover.
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