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i have a 89 kx 250 that wont shift into 1st... its like its not even there... all other gears work?

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  • i have a 89 kx 250 that wont shift into 1st... its like its not even there... all other gears work?


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Answer #1 | 23/12 2013 08:56
Try changing the oil and inspecting for metal shaving. Check the tightness on the shifter to the shaft. Than put the bike on a center-stand and pull the spark plug. Find neutral and as you slowly rotate the back wheel in normal direction try to push the lever into first while feeling/listening as you do so, you're feeling for any resistance or chatter that would indicate warped shifting forks.
Answer #2 | 23/12 2013 19:06
I'll bet you have a bent shift fork. Repair would require spiting the engine case.

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