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post #1 of 14 Old 11-22-2012, 09:36 AM Thread Starter
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hey peeps, i guess many of u kno much more abt cbr than i do & hope sum1 cud help me out wit an issues i hav

recently, i hav noticed in my cbr, when im shifting betwn 1st-N-2nd, many times it doesnt shift properly. I mean if i shift it to 1st and take off, at times the gear itself falls back to neutral without me doing anything. and same with from 2nd to neutral

It only happens between those two and 3,4,5,6th gears are all fine.
initially, i thot it might b me not shifting properly, but at times when in traffic and specially at turns, when i am a little bit in lean expecting that the engine force will balance me out, the bike drops to neutral and i tend to loose my balance on low side, luckily i managed to get it controlled witout any big trouble, but i am kinda getting worried as this thing is happening quite often.

Also, when i park it in neutral, its in 1st or 2nd gear when i come back...sometimes, its in neutral itself, but the gear indicator green light isnt on....so i have to shift it to either 1st or 2nd and then bring back to neutral

my bike is due for its 12000 km servicing and i am going next week, is there any heads up any1 could give me please... as i am purely mechanically illiterate and i dont want those mechanic to take any advantage and fool me regarding the same...

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Have you tried holding the shifter with your foot until you have started to engage the clutch? If you just click it up really fast it might not go into the gear you want. My old 125 had a very sloppy shift linkage so this was something I had to get used to very quickly.


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... my bike is due for its 12000 km servicing and i am going next week, is there any heads up any1 could give me please... as i am purely mechanically illiterate and i dont want those mechanic to take any advantage and fool me regarding the same...

thanks in advance..!!! :-)
Have the mechanic clean & re-grease the shift lever pivot. Takes less than 5 minutes, and will correct your shifting problem.
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what kind of oil are you using?
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After mine is warmed up and running for a while I encounter the same issue sometimes getting back down to first. It sometimes requires a little double-clutching while downshifting while still rolling (if that makes sense). If you are already stopped and are unsure if it's first or second, you can either rock back and forth while downshifting (and it will usually go into first) or use a lot of clutch assuming that you are starting off in second.

I have a few weeks until my first service. From what I'm reading on this forum what you describe is common.
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Perfectly normal. Just give it a "manly" push from first to second. If you rode a BMW Boxer for a week or two, you'd understand what I mean. Also, I never go to neutral from second, I always change down to 1st first.
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Perfectly normal. Just give it a "manly" push from first to second. If you rode a BMW Boxer for a week or two, you'd understand what I mean. Also, I never go to neutral from second, I always change down to 1st first.
I agree with u Mr Oldman, I thought the exact same thing at first...i started shifting 'manly'....but it gets engaged into the gear goes forward for a while but then falls back to neutral.
And I always shift neutral to 1st to 2nd and so on...
And its a new bike and 3rd to 6th gears shifts with a flick...so I guess I put same pressure on 1st n 2nd...

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what kind of oil are you using?
No idea mate....whatever the mechanic guy put in during previous servicing
As I said, I'm mechanically illeterate.:banghead:

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I agree with u Mr Oldman, I thought the exact same thing at first...i started shifting 'manly'....but it gets engaged into the gear goes forward for a while but then falls back to neutral.
And I always shift neutral to 1st to 2nd and so on...
And its a new bike and 3rd to 6th gears shifts with a flick...so I guess I put same pressure on 1st n 2nd...

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You don't ride around with your foot on top of the gear shifter do you? If so, then that's your answer right there: a slight pressure and it will pop down into N from 2nd. It is less likely to pop down from 3/4/5/6 to 2/3/4/5 as there is actually a gear there.

Had that happen a few times early on...until I stopped riding aong with duck feet ;-)

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yeah, toes on pegs when you're not shifting and when you're in second kick it as hard as you can to 1st and the same in going up and it can smoothen out sometimes

mine got a bit stuck and annoying but i abused the shifter and it seems to be alright now

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