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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 06-18-2007, 01:43 AM Thread Starter
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intermitting , down shifting problem for 06 ZZR600

I have recently encountered a problem with my zzr that just started out of the blue, when i am down shifting from 3rd and 2nd , I cant get into first , the shift lever just moves freely, and I have to start out in 2nd gear, once I am rolling again under power, I can shift down into first,, it will do this for a while , then it will clear up and shift normally, Im thinking its the shift forks internally, but not sure, if anyone knows anything , or this sounds famillar , I could use some info, I'd appreitiate the advice. thanks Brad
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 06-18-2007, 04:45 AM
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when was the last time you changed your oil? i bet all you need is a fresh oil change. sounds like dirty oil to me.. plus im guessing your bike is a 1980 zx6? goddamn thats older than me.. lol. how many miles do you have on the bike? but anyways the next time your at a stand still and it wont click into 1st, let out the clutch just a hair and try to kick it into 1st. sometimes just letting out the clutch will let the gear just "fall" into place. kinda weird but honestly i bet all you need to do is change the oil. put some synthetic 10w40 in there.
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His Bike is a 2006 ZZR600 not what is info has, its not a 1980. HE has just changed the oil. A dude at the local pro shop mentioned something to do with the clutch basket. The problem doesn't seem to request the case the slit, so its not a big $$$ fix. Side bar if any has a good right and left side (silver) fairing please let MR zx6brad know,
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Mine did something like that this afternoon... Was sort of odd, shifter just felt like it was moving freely and would not drop gears as I rolled to a stop. Let out the clutch a little bit and it was still in grear, tried shifting down again and it shifted fine. Rode the rest of the day without issue - odd.
Bike was pretty hot and I was shifting down from like 5th to 1st. My oil only has about 700 miles on it. The bike has 1300 miles on it.
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When Brad down shift the lower two gear feel tight, but like you said something the problem shows signs but sometime it spot on.
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post #6 of 16 (permalink) Old 06-19-2007, 04:18 AM Thread Starter
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whoops , 1980 zx6r!! did they even make a 1980 ninja , yeah, thanks for the info, I just changed my oil , put 10 w 40 synthetic in it , so I dont know whats going on bike only has 8k on it , I havnt beat it up to bad, im normally pretty easy on it .
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try easing the clutch in with a build up of revs in 2nd before trying to shift into first it should help it drop down without needing to speed up.

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my tranny has had issues since new. sometimes i shift and it feels like it did and the gear doesn't change, or i get stuck between gears. it seems to do better when the rpm's are up. i have never had such a rough shifting tranny. i have had 6 hondas (my elsinore 125 kept tearing out third then it would trash the rings and piston; got rid of it) and one suzuki with no problems.HTH
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my tranny has had issues since new. sometimes i shift and it feels like it did and the gear doesn't change, or i get stuck between gears. it seems to do better when the rpm's are up. i have never had such a rough shifting tranny. i have had 6 hondas (my elsinore 125 kept tearing out third then it would trash the rings and piston; got rid of it) and one suzuki with no problems.HTH
I pretty much agree with that. I've had a lot of bikes, only one that shifted worse was an old 125 Penton with the awfull sliding key transmission.

I'm going to put a shift kit in mine, eventually, probably going to wait for Winter, though.
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hmmm i noticed the same thing today.. seems like when i'm slowing down I just can't get it into first.. once it was like between gears.. and the other I guess it just kept staying in 2nd..
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