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    Jammed gearbox

    Today when I was riding back from work with the cafe racer, the gearbox got jammed somehow. I could sift down but not up. In the end of course I was driving at first gear and wondering what the f is happening. I got it working with very brute force(kicking). This is second time it has happened. Gearbox has always felted very stiff but I had thought that feature comes with the bike. So what do u guys think? Is the gearbox busted or what?

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    Can you select the gears OK when the engine is turned off?

    [If you can, it might only be a clutch problem.]

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    I turned the engine off but it didnt do any good. Gears were still jammed.

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    Could it be the linkages on the gearchange seized/damaged?

    Certainly the box on the std tre is the slickest i have come across (suzukis incl) ...........other than finding neutral of course....

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    Quote Originally Posted by ianh View Post

    Certainly the box on the std tre is the slickest i have come across (suzukis incl) ...........other than finding neutral of course....
    Damn, no slickness here. Probably the stiffest i have come across . Have to check the linkages if there is something stuck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolwerine View Post
    Damn, no slickness here. Probably the stiffest i have come across . Have to check the linkages if there is something stuck.
    Had the same problem once - loosened the linkage - gave it a good spray with WD40 and all good. After that I always spray up after driving in rain/washing the bike- never had the problem since.

    I suspected that it could be the spring but not in my case.
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    aye, references to the odd breakage of return springs, but doesnt sound like your situation, hopefully a little lube will do the job!

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    Thumbs up

    The gearbox itself must be one of the most bullettproof parts on these bikes.
    Had mine out at Alex with 31000 km ( quickshifter from 21`) and looked like NEW
    No marks/scratches - nothing
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    Yeah, I'd have to say the gearbox is pretty solid. However the rose joints on the linkage are a bit cheap. I could believe they might have seized up

    And whilst I'm here, am I being a complete arse (or even an incomplete one) but the gear linkage rose joints on my Sport are both RH threads. Have I missed something?

    Usually, they are LH & RH which means you can effectively shorten/lengthen the link arm. Couldn't believe it when I tried to adjust the thing

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    I second that.

    Effortless, secure, feedback to toes, no false neutrals. Warmed up, neutral is easy.
    Dealer suggested to change gear often during first 1000 km's, ie ride through town instead of autobahn.

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