I haven't had this issue, but I'm wondering what the kickstand has to do with a shifter issue?Happened twice today. From neutral it wouldn't go into first (or second). Putting the kickstand back down and kicking it up HARD solved the problem. Anyone else experience this?
yeh mate it happened to me yesterday as i rolled her out of the garage and started her up and let her idle while i put on my gear, i went to take off but it wouldnt find 1st.Happened twice today. From neutral it wouldn't go into first (or second). Putting the kickstand back down and kicking it up HARD solved the problem. Anyone else experience this?
As mentioned several times in the thread, just roll the bike an inch or so (I roll it with the clutch out) and then clutch and shift. The gears/plates just need to get aligned. This has been the case on each of the few bikes I've ridden; it's by no means unique to the CBR.
+1.Mine regularly won't go into first if I'm stationary. I just release the clutch about a third of the way with my foot still applying pressure on the gear lever. You'll find it pops into gear very easily. This method is the quickest way to engage if you need to move to avoid being rear ended.