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I have a brand new 2011 dr 650 and whenever I do harsh acceleration it seems to miss 2nd. Sometimes I can even get it into 2nd and it simply pops out. I've heard of two culprits, one being the clutch and the other a bent shifting fork. I mean are either of these even a slight possibility on a brand new bike with 3k miles on it? If so how do the shifting forks get bent?

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i got 2011 model exact same thing took it down to the shop they just took the free play out of the clutch cable and it was fixed give that a go :bonk:

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i got 2011 model exact same thing took it down to the shop they just took the free play out of the clutch cable and it was fixed give that a go :bonk:

Yeah that's what I was thinking it was... That and maybe the return spring is too light. So what exactly did they do? Just tighten the cable? Or something else?

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So selection of other gears is no problem?

Not really... Although sometimes when accelerating in 5th it acts like the clutch pops out for a second.

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I have an 06 that sometimes pops out of second during hard accelleration, when I change the oil it helps, but I'm thinking it is an internal problem. Your bike should be under warranty, take it back to the dealer. FWIW I think the DR transmissions are kinda crappy they can't take much abuse. I shift my DR firmly but I don't bang gears with it anymore.

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Does not really sound like a clutch adjustment problem. Are you riding in stiff motocross type boots? Some times shifting is better with repositioning the lever so a complete shift is easier. I move mine up a notch. Just a thought.

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