02-18-2002, 08:02 AM
I have a prob with my bike at the minute....It'll go into first gear, pull away but when I kick it up into 2nd it will pull for a second then go into a neutral gear (with green light on the dash). It takes a lots of footwork to get it back into a gear that will pull, but when I change up again it pulls then goes into neutral again. Any suggestions???? It's a '99 model with 9500m on the clock.:eek:
02-18-2002, 08:28 AM
Have you raced that bike or have a previous owner raced it? Maybe used it for wheeling?
if you do really bad wheelies over and over again (with attempts to change gear during wheelie) it will most likely destroy your gearbox.
That's what the '98 and '99 models of the R1 is famous for, crashing gearboxes.
If you're lucky, you might only have to replace the friction plates...
02-18-2002, 08:35 AM
Thanks for the reply....hope it's nothing that expensive, wheelies started off a bit crap mind. It hasn't been raced - I've owned it from new, but hopefully be doing trackdays this year.
02-18-2002, 08:40 AM
Well... another thing it could be is your OIL.
Get some really good quality oil for your R1, I've heard Q8 (something...?) is really good.
When did you last change the oil?
02-18-2002, 09:15 AM
The oil was changed about 1200m ago - fully synthethic in there. I ran in a new tyre last week, did around 250m no problem, til this gear thing started happening. Do you think the clutch cable might need adjusting?
There is a 75 cent spring that often breaks and leads to symptoms similar to the one you describe. It's behind the small cover that your shift shaft comes out of. If you are really lucky that's all it is. You may need the gasket for that cover too.
02-18-2002, 09:39 AM
Thanks Swedie & rrr for the pointers, I'll take a look. I hope its nothing major - it's still under warranty though, it's just the hassle of having it off the road now we're getting some decent weather at last!
i had the same problem before my bike wouldnt go in to third gear i had to have some trany work it only cost me about 300 because my cousin took the trany out for me with labor the dealership tried to rip me off for 900 just to take it apart and look at it what diks