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Bike won't shift to second or higher

Old 09-29-2017, 12:47 AM
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Default Bike won't shift to second or higher

So I did a lot of work on this 2006 CBR 60 F4i I recently bought (New chain, 502 conversion, wheel bearings, power commander V, spark plugs, ASV adjustable levers).
After getting everything working I went for a ride and noticed the bike wasn't going in to second gear and was really jerky on the throttle so pulled over, on a hill curving right no less..dropped the bike on the right side losing my footing which was embarrassing.

Anyways, I figured it was the +2/+1 conversion that I wasn't use to or maybe the lever.

Here are my thoughts so far...
- Shifting to first did seem a little rough, louder pop in to gear than I am used to, could be a symptom...
- I had the bike on the stand and noticed the bike doesn't go in any gear either, which I feel is by design, but it feels the same way as it does when trying tod go in to second or higher.
- I am in the process of doing an oil change and charging the battery as it was about to die.
- I read that having the chain too tight can cause the bike to shift rough, but never heard of it not shifting in to gear.

Any thoughts?
Old 09-30-2017, 02:02 PM
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From your list of work done I would suspect it's when you changed the levers.

I'd start by looking at that and your clutch adjustment. I'm not familiar with the system on your bike, but I presume it's cable operated.
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