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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 11-13-2018, 03:14 PM Thread Starter
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Shifter troubles 2005 ZZR-600

Most of the time my bike shifts fine. But-

Sometimes when I downshift fast and/or downshift two or more gears before letting out the clutch, the shifter gets kinda hung up. It will go into a false neutral and it won't downshift anymore. (You can push the lever down, and it returns, but it doesn't do anything.) So, to clear up the problem I upshift it. This gets it back into gear with a BANG. But I'm not sure which gear it goes back into.

This happens just once in a while and I have been riding this bike for over 3 years now. And I've finally decided to investigate. I plan on taking out the clutch & shift linkage and check it all out. Might be hard to figure this out though, since it doesn't always do it.

Anyone else got any ideas?

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 11-17-2018, 09:36 PM
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alot of times it can be the rider and sloppy shifting habbits.....the shift lever position in relation to your foot is key for consistent solid shifts!!

the 05/06 can benefit from the Factory PRO shifter kit, expensive but can be worth the investment.
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