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RM 250 having a hard time shifting between gears

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I've noticed lately my bike has difficulty shifting between gears. when going from 5th to 2nd gear really quickly, the bike tends to only shift down to third, then i have to really play to get the bike into second.

Once the bike was stuck in 1st gear and wouldn't shift. I had to stop the bike, pull in the clutch and rock the bike back and forth while pulling up on the lever to get it to hop into neutral. Then I was able to shift between the gears again.

I wasn't sure if this is a common occurance with a 2005 rm250, but if this happens while racing, its sure going to mess with my lap times.

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bent shift fork, bent shift shaft, bad shift drum or shift drum bearing.... Did it start around the same time as your shuddering?

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Thanks for the response,

the shuddering has occured since i bought the bike 6 months ago. The difficult shifting just started happenening this week.

Could it have anything to do with the type of oil or oil level?

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the symptom of "stuck in gear" sounds like broken clutch plate to me

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the symptom of "stuck in gear" sounds like broken clutch plate to me

Could you explain this to me?

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