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captainm40


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posted May 20, 2012 04:45 PM        
not going in 2nd gear sometimes

I've had my 14r for 1500 miles now 29days in between working away from home.I changed my oil at 600 miles and i rode it like it was mine from dealership. on 2003 zx9r i was custom to keeping pressure on gear shift and bump the clutch. Now the 14 will not go fully in 2nd sometimes am i not putting enough pressure on it or is something wrong i don't shift like that all the time but 3 to 4 times got me thinking

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eklipse636


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posted May 20, 2012 04:51 PM        
this is probably something that is going to have to be diagnosed in person. its hard for us to tell how much pressure you are putting on the shifter, etc. i would try shifting it like its "suppose" to be done, and see if that works. If it doesnt i would take it back to the dealer
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captainm40


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posted May 20, 2012 04:57 PM        
ok it shifts fine but a few times it has been between first and 2nd not nuetral
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captainm40


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posted May 20, 2012 05:00 PM        
and do you use the clutch when you shift i perfer using the clutch when i shift
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eklipse636


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posted May 20, 2012 05:05 PM        
Sometimes I do, sometimes I don't. I don't really pay attention. I use to use it all the time, but I guess drag racing has got me in the habit of not using it
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posted May 20, 2012 05:33 PM        
On my 07 14 a few times it would pop out but often I did not give it a "firm" shift. On the 14R I have only been between gears 1 time and it was WOT clutch less up-shifting using the quickshifter and not shifting "firm". I would let the dealer take a look but it might not be a mechanical issue, no disrespect intended.
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Shane661


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posted May 20, 2012 06:05 PM        Edited By: Shane661 on 21 May 2012 01:06
I think, but can't prove now, that the slipper makes it a little more finicky about clutchless shifts. I noticed this, but have since installed the Brock's clutch mod and the issue has not shown itself since....

Look at the adjustment of your shift lever. Mine was rotated up a notch from the factory, which reduces your leverage. Adjust it so the lever is pointing downward a bit.

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zx12mark


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posted May 20, 2012 06:57 PM        
don`t be lazy on the shift....pull up hard every time....your doggies will love you for it.
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captainm40


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posted May 20, 2012 07:02 PM        
Ok thanks a lot.
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