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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 08-11-2017, 07:50 PM Thread Starter
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I am having issues with my transmission.

So I have a Rebel 300 and just hit the 235 mile mark and when I down shift from 2nd to 1st it gets stuck in neutral and I am not half clicking. The second issue is when I do shift into 1st it will sometimes click into 1st and sometimes the shift arm will drop like there is still a gear left and I know I am in first. Shifting back up into 2nd and then back down into first seems to work but that is an issue that I don't want to become possibly life threating.
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I've read on this forum...........I'm not an expert......that as time goes on shifting gets much easier and settles down into place. Hopefully someone else with experience will chime in also.
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Snow,

Make sure you are leaving the clutch lever go the whole way out, as far away from the handle bars as it will go, between shifts.

After you make a shift make sure you completely remove your toes from the shift peg.

Ride a few more miles and you will be good to go.

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post #4 of 29 (permalink) Old 08-11-2017, 10:03 PM Thread Starter
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Kenny,

I am releasing the clutch lever all of the way though. Unless I am missing something, I am pretty sure I am doing everything right.
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post #5 of 29 (permalink) Old 08-12-2017, 09:40 AM
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Are you sure that the clutch is adjusted properly?
Might want to take it to the dealer again to have them check it out. Last thing you wanna do is riding around without being able to disengage the clutch properly!
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My 300 did the same thing after the first few hundred miles. It seemed to loosen after the cables stretched a bit and I had trouble shifting out of second. I checked the manual and there was too much slack (not disengaging all the way). Adjusted back to manual's spec (I think 10mm of freeplay) and it's been good ever since which has been like 400 more miles. Also the neutral-first issue where you say it almost clicks again to go into gear sounds normal to an extent. The times it doesn't want to shift into first, do you notice if you roll the bike an inch or two it clicks right in? Other bikes I've ridden have that too and seems to be normal, but it shouldn't be difficult or anything. That will get better too with a clutch lever adjustment.
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post #7 of 29 (permalink) Old 08-14-2017, 02:09 AM Thread Starter
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I adjusted my clutch and it seems to be working fine now and it does slip into first when I push the bike foreward a bit. I was just worried because I have never experienced that before. Over all I love the bike and can't wait to slap the 500 motor into it.
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I wanted to add onto this issue. I'm happy you got it fixed Faalinsnow. Unfortunately mine is not. I am passed the breaking period and at 800 miles on the bike. When the bike was in for it's first service I even had them take a look at the issue. They said "they cant reproduce it" so there is no problem.

In addition, I did just find out while testing my breaking skills that when I stopped suddenly from 20 - 35 mph to a complete stop, my bike gets stuck in whatever gear it is in. Clutch is completely disengaged while I'm braking. I am forced to roll forward to backward with my free foot while holding the shift lever up or down to shift gears.

Has anyone seen this on their bike? Is this a common this with motorcycles and stopping rapidly?
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post #9 of 29 (permalink) Old 12-17-2017, 02:22 AM
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Is this an issue just on the r300s or have people with r500s had similar problems?
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post #10 of 29 (permalink) Old 12-17-2017, 04:16 PM
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Mine is on the 500 ABS.

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