Jammed in gear. Back to the dealers RESOLVED

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Jammed in gear. Back to the dealers RESOLVED

Postby Raven » 15 Jul 2018, 09:18

Been really busy on the Zephyr 1100 this week. Made and fitted the exhaust baffles, replaced the road horn with the twin originals, Replaced the non standard handlebars with original ones along with the bar end weights and grips. All looking good until yesterday. Went for a ride the exhaust mod was sounding good the carb adjustment I did fixed the lumpy ticker over so very pleased indeed. Stopped at a junction pulled away and couldn't get the bike out of first gear. Pulled over and had a look no visible problem just stuck in first tried rocking the bike back and forth flipped the gear change up and down all to no avail. So today it's load the bike on the trailer and a 200 mile round trip back to the dealer in Exeter.

Anyone have any idea as to what the problem could be?? I've had no problem until now not jumping out of gear no missing gears only thing I noticed was it clonks quite load when changing from first to second and second to third. I had looked at a couple of videos of Zephyr rides and could hear in the background the bikes changing gear and could hear the same sound as mine so presumed this was just normal.

What are your thoughts anything I should point out to the dealer??

Thanks
Ross
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Re: Jammed in gear. Back to the dealers

Postby hugojose » 15 Jul 2018, 13:50

My first thought would be the Kawasaki 'Positive Neutral Finder". It is a ball in a detent which prevents going beyond neutral if the bike is not moving. When the bike moves centrifugal force gets the ball out the groove to unlock the mechanism.
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Re: Jammed in gear. Back to the dealers RESOLVED

Postby Raven » 16 Jul 2018, 19:51

Took the bike back to the dealers yesterday. (Sunday) Had a phone call this afternoon (next day) to say the problem had been sorted.
Apparently a bolt had come loose on the selector fork jamming the bike in first gear. The bolt was refitted and tightened to the correct specifications along with any others and the gears are now fine. So not to to much of a problem after all.. :D

I'll collect the bike at the weekend 8-) 8-)
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Re: Jammed in gear. Back to the dealers RESOLVED

Postby Swampy » 17 Jul 2018, 00:32

Glad its sorted, just wondering why the bolt came loose in the first place thou... Obviously someone's been in there before hand...
At least they have checked it all over now.... Happy days ahead :)
Swamps :)
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Re: Jammed in gear. Back to the dealers RESOLVED

Postby 750four » 17 Jul 2018, 00:40

yep, good news - never nice when the new 'pride and joy' plays up, but good that the dealer was able to quickly sort it for you. Hope you enjoy your 1100 now - I certainly intend to enjoy mine!
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