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Just got back from the desert and noticed when I would shift up from first to second or back down to first the bike was going into nuetral. I would have to click the shifter once or twice more to get it into gear. This was when I was riding kinda hard. Anyone ever had this happen or know what it means?

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When was the last time you changed oil? Mine seems to catch neutral when shifting from first to second and especially from second to first when my oil is due for a changing.

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When was the last time you changed oil? Mine seems to catch neutral when shifting from first to second and especially from second to first when my oil is due for a changing.

I'm going with jp3_99 on this,when I'm around the 500+ mark shifting gets allot tougher from first to 2nd all the time.

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I am definitely due for an oil change, I'm gonna do one tonight and see if that takes care of it. I'm a little worried tho cause my problem looks like tohe one this guy had http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=411445&page=4&highlight=nuetral

If the oil change doesn't work looks like I'll be pulling the clutch and looking at the shift selector.

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If the oil change doesn't work looks like I'll be pulling the clutch and looking at the shift selector.

Keep this as your last resort for now.

3 things:

1) Proper fresh oil

2) Clutch adjusted properly

3) Decent shifting

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The DRZ has some issues... and the shift ratchet assembly seems to be a little finicky. On my own bike... I had it jam between 2nd and neutral for no reason. I pulled the clutch side cover off... and removed the clutch basket, and found nothing wrong. But after I removed the ratchet/gear selector, the drum would turn free. So, basically, I cleaned what I saw, and reassembled it. It has worked fine ever since.

Here's the thread if you want to look at it.

http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=841466&highlight=

I also agree that when you start to get 500 or more miles on the oil... it gets a little notchy on the shifting.

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The DRZ has some issues... and the shift ratchet assembly seems to be a little finicky. On my own bike... I had it jam between 2nd and neutral for no reason. I pulled the clutch side cover off... and removed the clutch basket, and found nothing wrong. But after I removed the ratchet/gear selector, the drum would turn free. So, basically, I cleaned what I saw, and reassembled it. It has worked fine ever since.

Here's the thread if you want to look at it.

http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=841466&highlight=

I also agree that when you start to get 500 or more miles on the oil... it gets a little notchy on the shifting.

Thanks for the insight... I'm gonna pull the cover and clutch assembly out and take a good look at it in the next few days. I just hope I can get the mechanism back together right, it looks like it might be a little tricky and the manual doesn't get into it. Guess I'll take some good pics as I go. Update coming soon.

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