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When I go into second gear and kind of Hit it (Not Racing style just freeway entrance type shite) the bike pops out of second and back into neutral. My Upper gears (4&%) are seeming a bit "Lacking" also around 5000rpm. I Changed plates not more than 10k ago and Just did the Clutch fluid. What the Frig?


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Possibly time for the shifter fork upgrade? I know on the 02-03 they had problems with a weak shifter fork. My 02 was doing the same and also popping out of third and back into 2nd. I had the upgrade kit put in last month. So far so good....
 

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jbake515 said:
Possibly time for the shifter fork upgrade? I know on the 02-03 they had problems with a weak shifter fork. My 02 was doing the same and also popping out of third and back into 2nd. I had the upgrade kit put in last month. So far so good....
Dead on. How do you feel about cracking open your motor Lux?
 

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jbake515 said:
Possibly time for the shifter fork upgrade? I know on the 02-03 they had problems with a weak shifter fork. My 02 was doing the same and also popping out of third and back into 2nd. I had the upgrade kit put in last month. So far so good....
Dejavue - I thought I was back on the V-Max list. Early model V-Maxes had the exact same problem - popping out of 2nd.
 

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I thought you had the shifter fork upgrade done a while back... I'll have to do some digging.
 

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jbake515 said:
Possibly time for the shifter fork upgrade? I know on the 02-03 they had problems with a weak shifter fork. My 02 was doing the same and also popping out of third and back into 2nd. I had the upgrade kit put in last month. So far so good....
What did that cost...
 

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If it's just second then I would check all my shift linkages for binding first. If you pop out of all higher gears and it drops back down then that would be a sign that the shift drum ring is loose and time to do the upgrade to the new shift drum and shift forks.
 

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rjrivero said:
Dead on. How do you feel about cracking open your motor Lux?
I dont like that idea at all and now my Tech is gone.
 

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If it's just second then I would check all my shift linkages for binding first. If you pop out of all higher gears and it drops back down then that would be a sign that the shift drum ring is loose and time to do the upgrade to the new shift drum and shift forks.
IS this the same Drum I saw when I did my plates? Forks I do not know.
 

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luxlamf said:
IS this the same Drum I saw when I did my plates? Forks I do not know.

No David the shift drum is deep inside the trans. It had a washer pressed on the original but later they pinned it so that it wouldn't spin. Reading the other thread it sounds like yours may have been changed already.
 

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I'd clean and lubricate all the moving parts of the external linkage; if it still pops out take advantage of that warranty!
 

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rjrivero said:
Dead on. How do you feel about cracking open your motor Lux?
I would imagine he'd feel more comfortable sticking large objects...well, you get what I mean.
 

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Possibly time for the shifter fork upgrade? I know on the 02-03 they had problems with a weak shifter fork. My 02 was doing the same and also popping out of third and back into 2nd. I had the upgrade kit put in last month. So far so good....


What did that cost...
Dunno..... Haven't gotten the bill yet.
 

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Got the Shift Linkage off and the one side was a very stiff, cleaned the hell out of it, lubed it up with Graphite & Liquid Wrench and we shall see.
 

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luxlamf said:
Got the Shift Linkage off and the one side was a very stiff, cleaned the hell out of it, lubed it up with Graphite & Liquid Wrench and we shall see.
Stiff can be good but not when your talking about shifters. :)
 

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Max said:
Stiff can be good but not when your talking about shifters. :)
Or when your "Popping In & Out of 2nd" . Hey Now!
 

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luxlamf said:
Got the Shift Linkage off and the one side was a very stiff, cleaned the hell out of it, lubed it up with Graphite & Liquid Wrench and we shall see.
Well that wasnt it, still slipping and all. Now I need to find a New Tech in Socal.
 
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