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    should i be able to select neutral instead of second on a down change? has only happened once when i was down shifting at slow speed, however i seem to keep selecting neutrak instead of second on the upshift. this only happens if im being a bit to gentle and sloppy but it happens at all speeds if i dont shift sharply into second it will pick neutral and free rev, the bike in question is a gpx250r 1992 has done a bit over 60000k, could something in the box be faulty or do i have to stop being picky and just put up with it?
    I know i cant spell, please don't feel the need to correct me

  • #2
    Sounds about right. Be more direct and deliberate in your changes and all should be good.
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    • #3
      So are you getting a nuetral when going from third down to second ?
      False nuetrals do exist and it's usually either flogged out shifting bits in your box or the rider not being positive enough on the gear change. Usually the latter.
      As Aphex says, this would mostly be the cause of you missing the upshift and selecting nuetral instead of second as well.
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      • #4
        i think its coz im not shifting firmly enough, however it did it to me the other day shifting down, thats why i asked.
        I know i cant spell, please don't feel the need to correct me

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        • #5
          When was the oil last changed. (I think the gpx's) Share oil with the engine/gearbox. Some oils create a nicer shift feel than others depending on natural,synthetic, oil weight, etc.

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          • #6
            it is probably just your lazy foot.. as you have said.. be more firm with your gear changes..
            if you have a link rod (cant remember on the gpx1/4L) then adjust it a bit to lower the selector lever..
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            • #7
              Maybe adjust your lever a tad lower so you can apply better upward force etc to get a more positive gear change action... Just a though.

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              • #8
                It has happened to me before when I'm being a bit lazy with gear shifts.

                You just have to use a little more pressure with your shifts or move your lever down.

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                • #9
                  I give it a good forceful click, make sure I can feel it. If I'm actually aiming for neutral as I downshift I do it very gently, but generally speaking a fair bit of force to change gears and it clicks through nicely.
                  Dual sport riders do it in the dirt

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                  • #10
                    Happens to me sometimes. Usually at low speed. Just gotta be firm. Wakes me up a bit.
                    Feels good man.

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                    • #11
                      rev the tits off it when it happens... it makes u look cool
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                      • #12
                        In short just pre-load the gear lever before you pull in the clutch and get of the accelerator. That should help....

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Moorby View Post
                          rev the tits off it when it happens... it makes u look cool

                          rofl nice call there


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                          • #14
                            No more force needed, just hold the lever pressure until you feel it click into gear, while you let the clutch out.
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                            • #15
                              did it again this morning, and i was being firm with all my changes, nearly whent over handlebars lol, oil change was not long ago, mind you i've got some motul to put in so i might change it again anyway. will look at adjusting but i dont think its adjustment as when i where me rjays boots it still does it and there a lot taller than the work boots i usually ride in.
                              I know i cant spell, please don't feel the need to correct me

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