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Bike won't shift up into 3rd or higher gears

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So I pulled my bike out of storage today since its been snowing and cold for a while but today was about 50 so I rode to work. I have never had any problems with this bike before hand shifting was always easy. But today it just wouldn't shift. I thought it was my boots but I watched it carefully and just wouldn't go. I've had it stored outside since I got nowhere else to put it. Under a cover obviously. So I'm hopin it's due to it being cold or low oil. But any advise would be greatly appreciated. If I need to take it to a shop now would be the time cuz it won't ruin my summer. Thanks guys


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Leme revise that. I could up shift eventually after a while of letting the rpm's going up. But it wouldn't shift when I normally shift.


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I'd bet on the oil especially if it is low and/or old
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Oil only has a few hundred miles. I changed it Before I stored it. I'm checking the oil tomorrow I'm hoping its an easy fix or just needs to be warm. Should be about 60 Saturday so il ride then and find out if its weather or what.


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Condensation happens sometimes and can make your oil milky brown and contaminated, very similar to oil that's had coolant leaking into it. How long did it sit parked?
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Yep change it, it couldn't hurt and its the first logical step. Use Rotella T6 if its gonna be sitting again to avoid wasting "good" oil.
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I use Mobil 1 racing. Lol. I have an extra quart sitting in my garage. I might just drain about a quart and then add fresh quart to it. Ya it's not a full 4 quarts but its a little freshness. Il do that Saturday when it's gonna be warm and il see what's up. I just bought new boots and thought maybe it was my shifting so il wear my normal shoes I used to wear to eliminate that possibility. It couldn't be a mechanical problem since it was working great a few months ago and I didn't do any engine mods. Just a Leo slip on


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Boots will make it feel different at first but will be awesome after you get some seat time and get used to it. You are using Mobil 1 for bikes right?
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Good, sometimes you just gotta ask the obvious question Lol. Hopefully that's all it is
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Ya I hope so. Thinking logically it can't be a big issue. It ran perfect. Just my luck


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Ya..I'm thinking draining it might be a good thing too. Maybe take a quart of "cheap" motorcycle oil and dump that in there too, just to make sure you get all the old stuff out.

Curious to hear how it turns out though, hopefully it will be a non issue after your oil change.

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Il post up what happens Saturday after the oil change. Il ride it again tomorrow for sh*ts and giggles. Il let it fully warm up to operating temp and take a spin around my sub.


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Its not a bad idea, but if you are going to "dump" a quart of oil through the engine case, use an extra quart of the same.
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Il prolly just but another quart of Mobil 1. Or I may have a few bottles with extra oil since the bike only hold 3.7 or 3.8 quarts so that extra .2 or .3 quarts adds up. Lol


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IMO do the full change and don't leave that questionable fluid in there. Cheap insurance
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i dont get why all the talk about changing oil

oil will not out right stop a gear shift ....

1) are you using the clutch?
2) have you even let the bike warm up so "cold oil" can be eliminated?


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i dont get why all the talk about changing oil

oil will not out right stop a gear shift ....

1) are you using the clutch?
2) have you even let the bike warm up so "cold oil" can be eliminated?
He said it does shift eventually.

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Yes I do use the clutch. And it's at normal operating temperature. I have dealt with low oil before and it had a problem downshifting. Same problem it would go down a few but not all gears. I filled more oil and it was fixed


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Yes I do use the clutch. And it's at normal operating temperature. I have dealt with low oil before and it had a problem downshifting. Same problem it would go down a few but not all gears. I filled more oil and it was fixed


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The up shifting? Ya I'm just trying to ride normally. Not racing just doing a normal up shift. The downshift when I had low oil it wouldn't go no matter if I was rolling or stopped.


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Hmm. My oil was a little too full. But I drained about a quart and added a half quart to it fresh. Now my oil is in between the lines. Went for a ride with just tennis shoes on to eliminate the boots variable and everything went fine. Bike shifted normal. I guess il adjust the shifter peg so my boots fit better under it and see what that does. Hopefully my boots ain't bad or something. Lol


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