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Offline moldie

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DR650 shifting problem
« on: September 01, 2014, 09:03:21 am »
So Saturday as I'm riding through Porterville my DR decides it doesn't always want to shift into 4th or 5th :<

Took all the slack out of clutch cable in Citrusdal just to make sure I'm engaging the clutch fully - but problem persisted. By the time I reached Sanddrif it seemed to have gone away.

How worried should I be?
 

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Re: DR650 shifting problem
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2014, 09:41:11 am »
Your gear shift lever is not touching the alternator cover and it's tight on the shaft?

"does not always want to shift into 4th OR 5TH" means it's shifting up? Not a clutch problem, clutch problems cause sticky down shifts.

It's relatively easy to check the DR's internal gear shift mechanism as far as to the claws which turn the selector drum. if the problem persists I would have a look in there if anything is damaged.
If it's further in (selector drum or selector forks) you (or I ) will have to split the engine :-\

Try to figure out what's wrong before it goes bang.
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Re: DR650 shifting problem
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2014, 08:44:57 am »
Yep, problem was with shifting up.