2000 XR650R would not shift above 2nd

Hi There,

I have a 2000 XR650R. Yesterday while riding trails the bike would not shift above 2nd. I checked for external obstructions but couldn't find anything. For the ride home I had to push hard and then it shifted. I ran it at 70 mph for the ride home and it shifted okay after that.

Are there any transmission issues with the XR650R? Should I do any precautionary maintenance?


The XRR tranny is indestructable.

- are you low on oil?

- have you dropped it on the shift lever lately?

- if so, a bent shift fork is probably your problem, which is a tear-down issue.

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