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post #11 of 15 Old 02-08-2012, 02:14 AM
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Let's use Occam's razor first guys, let's assume his bike is in proper adjustment and that he is just new. Things don't work well until you figure it out.

It is a little difficult to get it into first after you have stopped in second or neutral:

1. Pull the clutch lever a couple of times. This worked for me when I was a fledgling noob.
2. Roll the bike forward and try putting it into first.
3. Combination of 1 and 2.
4. Releasing the clutch slowly as you push on the lever works too.

These have all worked for me. Number 3 is what I do all the time now.
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i had the same problem after the first service....

i told them that while down shifting.. there was a big sound or thud sort of thingy when i downshifted from 2nd to 1st even at the low rpm ranges. they fixed that.. but then while driving her back after the first service.. on a stand still stop. while i was trying to engage the first gear.. it just wasnt happening... however, after driving close to 300 kms .. it smoothened out.. and is back to her old amazing self...

i wasnt much of a biker to begin with.. but i just loved bikes, and the CBR is my first bike... .. really sorry that im not able to give you a more technical explanation !!!
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I have trouble shifting from neutural to 1st when sitting at the light. It feels like the gear just wouldn't "snap" into 1st. What I do is:

1) press gear shifter down to shift into 1st. Keep pressing it down.
2) slowly release the clutch lever. Once you get to 1/4 of the way, it will shift / snap into 1st gear.
3) release gear shifter, clutch all the way in and wait for the light to turn green.

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I've owned several bikes and the 250 is the first one I've had issues dropping from neutral to first. Open the clutch a bit then kick shifter into first. Problem solved! This is common.

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yeah. sometimes when you've stop, you can't down shift. As mentioned above, you have to rev it lightly and slowly release a bit of the clutch until you hear/feel things fall into place. After that, the shifter will work. It's something that happens to all manual clutch bikes, not just Hondas.

What I do is that when I am coming to a stop. I start downshifting to neutral or 1st gear. Careful not to downshift to N or 1st when you're moving kinda fast, or else you will hear a hard thud noise. this usually solves the problem.
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