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Old 08-17-2018, 01:13 PM
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Neutral slip...I know, I know....

Guys, I'm having issues with 2nd gear slipping into neutral, but only mostly when I'm cruising (about 4k). It will go into 2nd at its normal clunky shift and if I'm hard on it, it will ride to red.

I've changed the oil and it improved a bit. I've changed the clutch fluid and it improved a bit.

I know it could be bent shift forks, but I want to exhaust my other options.

clutch would cause all gears to shift like crap, correct?

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Old 08-17-2018, 03:45 PM
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Originally Posted by PoorMansDucati View Post
Guys, I'm having issues with 2nd gear slipping into neutral, but only mostly when I'm cruising (about 4k). It will go into 2nd at its normal clunky shift and if I'm hard on it, it will ride to red.

I've changed the oil and it improved a bit. I've changed the clutch fluid and it improved a bit.

I know it could be bent shift forks, but I want to exhaust my other options.

clutch would cause all gears to shift like crap, correct?

Thanks
I would pull the cover, remove the gear sector and make sure there is A: No trash in it, no broken spring, no lose fastener..
and B: Inspect closely for wear, dings, dents.

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Old 08-17-2018, 07:27 PM
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Originally Posted by PoorMansDucati View Post
Guys, I'm having issues with 2nd gear slipping into neutral, but only mostly when I'm cruising (about 4k). It will go into 2nd at its normal clunky shift and if I'm hard on it, it will ride to red.

I've changed the oil and it improved a bit. I've changed the clutch fluid and it improved a bit.

I know it could be bent shift forks, but I want to exhaust my other options.

clutch would cause all gears to shift like crap, correct?

Thanks
I had a similar fault with my Suzuki RF900, the cause was rounded gear engagement dogs on the second gear set. It was OK unless you were accelerating hard, then it would momentarily jump out of and then back into 2nd, causing a hell of a lurch. I had to pull then engine out and get the gearbox repaired (new gear sets and shift forks). This happens to 2nd because there is a lot of torque involved in this shift, and also 2nd needs to be able to be shifted gently into neutral, so I believe there is less undercutting on the gear dogs. But by all means check the parts as Eric has suggested, you might get lucky and not have to split the cases.
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Old 08-17-2018, 08:49 PM
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Thanks guys. I actually recently purchased a fp shift kit, so I guess it would make it worth the time to open her up. Maybe it will make a difference.

It seems to help if I load the gear before shifting, but the cruise slip is jarring and frustrating to say the least.

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Originally Posted by E.Marquez View Post
I would pull the cover, remove the gear sector and make sure there is A: No trash in it, no broken spring, no lose fastener..
and B: Inspect closely for wear, dings, dents.
I appreciate the support brother. The pics make it a lot easier.
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Have you tried shifting without using the clutch? If it stays in gear, it may be clutch lever, fluid, slave, master problem.
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