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post #1 of 13 Old 10-24-2012, 01:18 PM Thread Starter
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99 zx 6 hasn't been running for a while and I'm just breaking into kawi bikes... Have worked a lot on yamahas and what not .. Sitting still not running and on the ground rocking the bike back and forth it will not up shift out of first gear or past neutral.. I've read in other places this is how these bikes are due to the input shaft not spinining.. Is this correct?
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post #2 of 13 Old 10-24-2012, 01:45 PM
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It might be the detent ball has stuck ( from sitting), inhibiting the up shift past neutral, but i would have thought it would at least go into neutral.

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post #3 of 13 Old 10-24-2012, 01:56 PM Thread Starter
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It goes into first no problem.. Finds neutral also no problem just nothing more than that
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post #4 of 13 Old 10-24-2012, 02:03 PM
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Id say detent ball is stuck, and yes the shaft will have to turn to free it up.

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Ok so I should proceed forward and get it running and that should help it .. According to last owner when it was parked the stator went bad.. Otherwise bike was in good working order
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post #6 of 13 Old 10-24-2012, 03:38 PM
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You could pull the plugs, put it on a stand ,and have a friend turn the rear tire while in first gear, then try to shift up. Of course there's no guaranty, but I think you might confirm the second gear and perhaps upper gears.

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There are two ways to find out if you have that safety lockout. One is looking in a parts manual, the other is to simultaneously spin the rear wheel fast forward [or backwards] and then go for second gear. If it had a center stand it be a piece of cake. You might cock the wheel up off the ground and balance the bike on the front wheel and center stand. Then, have someone else spin and shift.
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Good idea hubz

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Ok thanks guys.. I've got it on a rear stand already.. With a supposed bad stator I pulled the cover off and turned the crank in gear and tried to up shift but I know it couldn't have been fast enough so ill do as y'all suggested.. For some reason to at the moment it don't wanna roll back words worth a crap.. Hopefully things are ok.. Prev owner was one of those people who talks a lot and knows a lil.. Tried to convince me this bike is fuel injected.. So hopefully it's not jacked up
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Good idea hubz
Thanks. I had an idea/hunch about figuring that out on my 14. It worked. Should be the same principal.
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Talked to the dealer today And this is one of those bikes that you've got to be moving other wise it won't up shift
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post #12 of 13 Old 10-25-2012, 07:31 PM
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Talked to the dealer today And this is one of those bikes that you've got to be moving other wise it won't up shift
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The ZX12R is the same, it will not shift up into 2nd gear, if the motor is not running.


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This is a safety feature. Bike is designed to not let you shift up from neutral unless you are moving forward.
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