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'08 KTM 300XC doesn't go in 1st gear.

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Sunday, during a very rough harescramble race, my '08 KTM 300XC, gave up on some huge slippery and rockies hills. Well, I could't engage the 1st gear(I could hear some noise, before it gave up). What should I check first? Please help!


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First of all check and make sure the shift lever is not hitting anything when you push it down.

If that it is good then..

Check the bolt that holds the shifting star on the shift drum. You will have to remove the clutch cover to get at it. It has probably come loose. Remove the bolt and clean the threads. Replace bolt with blue loctite applied.

If this checks out OK then you probably have more serious problems that will require the cases to be split.

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