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Well you CAN wait for your changing the fluids at your first service, but since your shifter has absolutely nothing to do with fluids, I think his advice is pretty strange.
Your shifter is simply a lever, connected to a rod, connected to the gearbox. Loosen the nut at the top of the rod (part number 18) and loosen the nut at the bottom of the rod (part number 19). Make a horizontal mark with a sharpie on the rod, then turn the rod 1/4 turn at a time until your bike finds all the gears. If it gets worse right away, go back to the point you started from and 1/4 turn it the other direction. You should find the gears then.
If you don't, my guess would be that you have a bent shifting fork.
Trying to force it into gear all the time might end up bending a shifting fork... maybe the dealer is hoping it will happen once its outside the warranty period??
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Last edited by Dan1724; 01-31-2011 at 02:05 AM.
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