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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-20-2007, 11:48 AM Thread Starter
 
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Clutch/Shifting problem.

Hey guys need a little help. I seem to have a small problem when up shifting at times it misses the gear it seems to do it more under no load just taking off normally. When I up shift an I let out on the clutch theirs nothing and I have to hurry and up shift again then its fine. The clutch feels fine so I don't think that is the problem not sure what it could be, I have a 1998 ZX9R with abour 14,000 on it. Oil is changed at about every 2,000mi, and I don't really drive the bike very hard. Any thoughts?

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Hey guys need a little help. I seem to have a small problem when up shifting at times it misses the gear it seems to do it more under no load just taking off normally. When I up shift an I let out on the clutch theirs nothing and I have to hurry and up shift again then its fine. The clutch feels fine so I don't think that is the problem not sure what it could be, I have a 1998 ZX9R with abour 14,000 on it. Oil is changed at about every 2,000mi, and I don't really drive the bike very hard. Any thoughts?

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My F4 does that occasionally, but I fault it to a poor shift, ie I fudged it
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-20-2007, 08:17 PM
 
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when did you notice it and what was the most recent change that you did before the problem began? could be new boots and you're not totally used to them, maybe a binding linkage on the shifter. are you lazily tapping it into the next gear? I hesitate to say kicking into gear since that implies abusing to me.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-21-2007, 06:34 AM
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If its not something like your boots. Check your clutch adjustment. If not that, you may need to adjust your shifter paw and/or linkage. You can do that with either the hiem joints or the shifter paw. The shifter paw is the star patterned gear where your shifter linkage engages to the tranny. You can loosen the allen on the side and slide it off and slide it back on at the appropriate spot. hence, sliding it forward or backwards depending on the bike.




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Well nothing new has been added, boots etc. It does it daily so I have been tooned as to how I shift making sure I take the shifter all the way to the top and so on. I'll have a look at the shifter linkage and maybe I can make an adjustment or two Gas Man. Are their any adjustments that can be made in the case.
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The shifter paw is the star patterned gear where your shifter linkage engages to the tranny. You can loosen the allen on the side and slide it off and slide it back on at the appropriate spot.
If I move the shifter paw the only thing that will do is move the location of the shifter the contact point of my foot and the shifter, Correcy?

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NOt really... it may allow you to move the shifter forks farther. Its a common problem and adjustment for my big dogs...




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