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post #1 of 21 Old 07-16-2013, 05:48 PM Thread Starter
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Question 2009 zx6r shifting problems

Hey everyone my names Tyler, sorry if I don't have patience to get acquainted I'm finding it hard to be calm and friendly with this recent problem, I hope someone can help shed some light on my issue.
I just got a wrecked 2009 zx6r, Everything was fine except for the sub frame, shifter rod/shifter.
My friend welded the shifter it is as if new again, the pedal was broken from the foot rest.
when I get it put back on the bike it will only shift into 1st and neutral, I adjusted and tinkered around with it and got it to shift all the way up to 6th and back down again that's the last time it went above neutral.
I adjusted the shifter rod and the clutch, still nothing.
it wont shift into second, I can feel a little bump when trying switch to 2nd but wont engage (click in)..?
The previous owner said it would shift into 1st neutral and 2nd by his hands on the shifter rod after the wreck.
any ideas?
could shifter rod be bent from crash..?
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could be bent, or could need adjusting from the front, remove bold pull linkage off adjust angle try to shift, repeat

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Now I may be wrong here but I think it will only shift up past neutral when the bike is moving a certain speed. Are you trying this with the bike moving?
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sounds like a bent shift rod. when i wrecked. i only had 3 gears til i got the new rod. unless youre doing what was stated up there^ and you're trying to do this stationary...

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I've adjusted the shifter and where it connects to the gear, I've tried shifting while rolling the bike (in the garage, no 25mph roll).
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engine/transmission removal needed for shift rod replacement?
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I've adjusted the shifter and where it connects to the gear, I've tried shifting while rolling the bike (in the garage, no 25mph roll).
you gotta actually ride it to shift. or get the rear on a stand (kinda dangerous)

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engine/transmission removal needed for shift rod replacement?
negative. remove rod, replace.

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You don't have to be moving fast to get it into second so as long as you're moving at a reasonable pace, I doubt it's that. Not trying to make you sound stupid but the bike can also only go from first to second, not neutral to second, so while you're troubleshooting don't just roll around the garage in neutral trying to upshift because that won't work

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the shift rod (rod running from peg to transmission not actual gear rod) was bent, I straightened it and is now seemingly functional
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the shift rod (rod running from peg to transmission not actual gear rod) was bent, I straightened it and is now seemingly functional
soooooo then whats the problem?

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Haha! I've never heard of a bike not being able to shift from neutral to 2nd and also incapable until a certain speed, 6mph I believe if the source is correct.
Wow never knew that i'll go try again
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soooooo then whats the problem?
Haha, I'm guessing he just fixed it... although that would have been one of the first things I checked if it had been crashed and welded but you know, whatever

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I've also been trying it with the bike OFF due to the sub frame not being attached just rolling it up the driveway.
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no I fixed the shift rod ( now functional but still not engaging 2nd gear)
more info, bike is off with a slow roll from neutral into second, obviously didn't work, first to second isn't working either.
Bike need to be on... ?
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No, it should engage all gears as long as its moving at a reasonable pace i think. Push starting is a lot easier in second so that's how I used to do it on my g2 and I don't see why that wouldn't work on newer models as well. Also I can't see it really being the clutch because at real low speeds the gearbox is almost completely unloaded so it should just slip into the next gear without the clutch. I'm no mechanic and fast running out of solutions so I think I'll have to take a bit more of a back seat from here on in, but hopefully it's something stupid and not time to open her up. Good luck

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