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  1. 1st to 2nd gear Grinding and Missed Shifts

    2008+ KLR650 Wrenching & Mod Questions
    I just bought my first KLR, a 2013, about 2 months ago. When I bought it the oil was quite low and it had been sitting for a few months. Ive fixed it up a bit, and have been commuting on it a few days a week. One day I was experimenting with 2 finger clutch pulls, and since then second gear has...
  2. KLR Shifting/Clutch/Transmission Problems

    1987 to 2007 Wrenching & Mods
    I recently have encountered a serious problem with my 1999 KLR. I was riding on a fairly mellow trail when I suddenly had no access to 1st, 2nd or 3rd gear. I still can use both 4th and 5th however. When shifting from 4th to 3rd it disengages from 4th and then the shift lever will not drop...
  3. Can't shift from 2nd to 3rd

    1987 to 2007 Wrenching & Mods
    First time poster. Long time lurker. Have been poking around on the forum but can't seem to find a thread that deals with this. 2004 KLR650 with about 15,000 miles. Bought the bike and it wouldn't shift into 4th gear. Like running into a wall with the shifter when trying to get into 4th gear...
  4. transmission trouble

    1987 to 2007 Wrenching & Mods
    This is my first post, I have only had the bike a couple months and dont know if the doohickey has been done. anyways, I was riding my 1992 klr 650 with about 21,000 miles on it, cruising at about 50 mph and my transmission made a horrible metal on metal noise and I lost power. I pulled over...
  5. Gears slipping/missing, ideas??

    2008+ KLR650 Wrenching & Mod Questions
    I was out doing more "break-in" miles today and I noticed a pretty major/weird problem. When shifting through the gears, first through 3rd seem to work pretty good. Then when I shift into 4th gear, it acts like it does not engage fully. It will sometimes pop back into 3rd gear (making the RPMs...
  6. Rumble in transmission?

    1987 to 2007 Wrenching & Mods
    2002 KLR 650, basically stock, with 28,000 miles. So, I realize that this is going to be a difficult thing to diagnose through an online thread, but I'm going to lay it out here anyway. Sometimes when you have a problem in life, it just feels good to talk about it, and to be heard... The other...