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post #1 of 25 Old 09-14-2012, 10:58 AM Thread Starter
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Can only shift in higher RPM's

Just recently, I havn't been able to shift my bike out of gear, If I am in 5th gear I can only go up to 6th, When I do get going, I can only shift when the bike is at a higher rpm, I would say anything over 5k.

The bike is a 2002, only had about 1000 miles when I picked it up, prob put about 300-400 miles on it.

for more history on my bike, I have an old thread

http://zx6r.com/mechanical-technical...s-about-33129/

I tried asking on there, but not to many answers, wanted to start a new thread for this problem.

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Try adjusting the clutch cable.
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Has the oil ever been changed? I'd start there and see what happens.
Really... old oil would stop it from shifting all of a sudden?
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Try adjusting the clutch cable.
you mean the one by the handle?
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Really... old oil would stop it from shifting all of a sudden?
Consider this... the first oil change (per the manual) during the break in period is at 600 miles. It's to get rid of any small shavings or grime from the initial break in period. If it's at 1300 miles and hasn't had an oil change then it's nasty... shitty... poopoo oil and needs to be changed. THis CAN have an ill effect on how the bikes transmission and clutch operate. Because the oil is crap and not lubricating as well.

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you mean the one by the handle?
Handle is for free play... adjusting down at the clutch linkage is where you adjust the clutch itself.

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Handle is for free play... adjusting down at the clutch linkage is where you adjust the clutch itself.
You should have a little bit of free play but not alot.

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Try adjusting the clutch cable.
Look down by the Crankcase cover, If sitting on the bike its on the right side, by where you would pour new oil. You will see the clutch cable. Keep us updated

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You should have a little bit of free play but not alot.



Look down by the Crankcase cover, If sitting on the bike its on the right side, by where you would pour new oil. You will see the clutch cable. Keep us updated
will do, changing the oil tomorrow
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Thats what I told you, the only thing I could think of before you start tearing it apart.
yes i know, but you also said that you never had this problem before, so I wanted to get other thoughts before I did that. ty buddy
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So I did the oil change, and now the oil light is staying on, and the bike doesn't sound that good ='(
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Are you sure it's got enough oil?
yeah, 4qt, its at the top of the line, I found this

Knocking sound after oil change... : KawiForums.com Kawasaki Forums: Kawasaki motorcycle forums

im gonna try.
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Yup... The "Burp"
omg the worst oil changing experience of my life lol, there is a lot of tears behind that lol... So I went back to do the burp, and I put the other filter on too tight, so the filter remover thing I got was just slipping, I could not get it off, so what did I have to do to a brand new filter? screw driver hammer, so I got it in, and I could not keep turning it because of ground clearance, so I had to put the bike down on its side to keep on turning it, had to put the old filter back on. No more oil light, and runs great and shifts fine. Although before I did this it was shifting ok before I did this, more in less I put some seafome to clean it up a bit before I did the oil change. but boy oh boy, what a hassle.
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