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06 YZ250 No 5th gear.

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4.5 hours after a frame up rebuild on a new to me 2006 YZ250, I realized I don't have a 5th gear.  I can click through all the gears and 5th just is not there.  I'm aware that there is no way to really know what's wrong until I split the case.  

My question, other than do you know what's wrong, is do you think it's safe to ride another weekend?  I don't need 5th gear, I just don't want to grenade it.

I called the guy who owned it before me and he said he wasn't aware of the problem.  So God knows how long he rode it.   Other than the whole 5th gear thing, the bike runs good.  No slippage of the gears, and it shifts smooth every time.




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My guess is a bent shift fork or something wasn't assembled properly.

No noise or abnormal vibrations = run it?

Only the pros use 5th anyways, less weight if you just take it out.

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