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shifting issue - Possible bent shifter shaft or shift fork

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My bike shifts fine from neutral up to second and up to thru fifth gear and back down to neutral. However, it wont go past neutral into first unless I work it on the stand.

First thing I'm thinking, I should check is the shift pawl ratchet and the shift shaft. Hopefully that's it. Has anyone seen a similar issue with and without a hardened shifter? I have a Hammerhead shift lever and I wonder if that wasn't a good idea to install it as all the energy from a hit to the shifter would be transferred to the shift shaft where a stock shifter would be more malleable and bend or break off.

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Are you doing this with the motor off and wheel not moving? Sometimes the transmission needs a little movement before going through all the gears up and down.

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Did you dump or crash the bike on the left side recently and now this issue is showing itself of did it just show up?

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Are you doing this with the motor off and wheel not moving? Sometimes the transmission needs a little movement before going through all the gears up and down.

 

I have tried it all ways just coasting on flat ground, stopped and on a stand while spinning the rear tire slowly.All the while holding the clutch all the way in. I know the clutch is engaging. I will replace the clutch and the clutch cable next time I work on the bike,.

 

Did you dump or crash the bike on the left side recently and now this issue is showing itself of did it just show up?

I have had the occasional crash where the front tire washed out in a curve but I have not had a major crash lately that I can remember. I do remember having false neutrals before this happened.

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