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post #1 of 6 Old Jun 20th, 2006, 2:19 pm Thread Starter
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Question 1st gear

Coming out of revers gear & going into 1st sometimes I have to let clutch handel out half way and back in fast ot get in 1st!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! any one know way (2003KLTCwith 1800 on it)
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post #2 of 6 Old Jun 20th, 2006, 2:31 pm
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Sounds pretty normal. I have to rock mine a tad to get it in and out of reverse at times. When you change out that gear oil in the tranny, try synthetic. It is reported to make shifting easier. I know it did on mine.

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post #3 of 6 Old Jun 20th, 2006, 2:37 pm
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Perfectly normal coming out of reverse or, for my bike, to get into first gear when she is cold. I always have to rock it to get into reverse from neutral. My dealer told me about these things when I bought the bike. Probable saved my shifter linkage when she was new.

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post #4 of 6 Old Jun 21st, 2006, 8:00 am
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I found on my bike that holding my foot down on the shift lever and letting the clutch out just a bit lets it pop right into first.

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post #5 of 6 Old Jun 21st, 2006, 12:58 pm
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Coming out of reverse means going from neutral to 1st with the transmission. Any manual shift vehicle whether it is a truck or a motorcycle will do that.
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post #6 of 6 Old Jun 22nd, 2006, 6:51 am Thread Starter
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Thank,s for feedback!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Happy Riding
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