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ok heres the deal... (98 r1) 19k miles new gears around 12k

I was riding on the freeway today and all is going well, then all of a sudden I downshift and hear a LOUD CLICK / POP sound from the gearbox. . . then when I give it throttle it just revs like its in neutral. So, I downshift and it engages rough into what seemed to be 4th gear. Then when I come to a stop at the light. I shift down to first by slamming my foot down on the lever and manage to only get it into neutral... now it wont go into first..... so I keep the lever pushed down as far as it will go and the neutral light turns off. . . So I disengage the clutch with my foot still firmly pressed down all the way and it goes... and wont shift into second unless i keep my foot pressed all the way up, same with third. . . .
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What could this be? I was thinking syncros or something but know absolutly nothing about motorcycle transmissions, the guy also had reciepts for new gears done a few years back . . . . . And the reciept showed how expensive the procedure was, i could only imagine how much it would cost now....

Any help or info as to what this could be is appreciated.... Thanks
 

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There could be a easy fix, search for indent spring.

Hopefully it will just be this little spring that has broken. Mine did and I thought that my gearbox had a very serious problem.

I found this photo when I did a search very helpful:thumbup

 

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yeah I heard about that on another forum... "shift detent spring"... I am going to pull it apart tomorrow and see if i can see whats wrong. Thanks for the Help. I will keep you updated
 

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ajb03 said:
yeah I heard about that on another forum... "shift detent spring"... I am going to pull it apart tomorrow and see if i can see whats wrong. Thanks for the Help. I will keep you updated
Ok good one, I see that I called it the wrong thing , but I am glad you knew what I was trying to say.

I hope it is this as it is quite an easy fix.

All the best:thumbup
 

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the transmission is not complicated on these bikes. There are no "synchros" to go bad. It's something in the shift linkage (the stuff under the shift shaft cover), shift drum (the thing that controls the shift forks), or shift forks (which actually do the shifting) that's the problem.
 
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