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Gear Shifter Issues

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For the past 2k kms I've had issues with the shift leaver not returning fully after selecting first gear. It would sort of stay a bit floppy till i put my toe under it and pop it back into the correct position.

I thought it may be bad lubrication on the pivot however after adding a nipple and lube the issue remained and seems to be progressively getting worse.....So,

I Dropped my V off today for its 36k (km) Service and the Kwaka Dealership are looking into the problem they are saying it will quite possibly take a full engine removal and strip down to get access to the springs on the internal shifter mechanism etc. if that is the culprit..

Update: Found Out its a part number 13280-0183 HOLDER,NEUTRAL SWITCH which is cracked/broken and they are on back order for 2 weeks.

Anyone know of a good quick suppler of this part (and a suitable gasket) to OZ...partshark?

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Page 327 on the versys manual On transmission removal. Nothing much to do unless you have other problem.

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Found out only the small transmission cover needs to be removed to access the damaged part so I've ordered the bits required from partshark.com as more than likely it will be faster than the back ordered parts from the dealer.

I will update and take a picture of the damaged part once i go and pick up my V.

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Found out only the small transmission cover needs to be removed to access the damaged part so I've ordered the bits required from partshark.com as more than likely it will be faster than the back ordered parts from the dealer.

I will update and take a picture of the damaged part once i go and pick up my V.
Sorry to hear about the hassles mate.
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All Good Crow ..seriously I've had 35 thousand kms of trouble free riding, how many bikes can you do that on.

I could have kept on going till the parts arrived but better to wait just in case it fully let go.

Just thought I'd add the post as I've heard of others on the Forums having difficulty shifting and this may be the culprit on their Versys.
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All Good Crow ..seriously I've had 35 thousand kms of trouble free riding, how many bikes can you do that on.

I could have kept on going till the parts arrived but better to wait just in case it fully let go.

Just thought I'd add the post as I've heard of others on the Forums having difficulty shifting and this may be the culprit on their Versys.
VFR's for a few hundred thousand km any day no hassles apart from regulator/ rectifyers... but they are something else too...

I've had no real issues in any modern road bikes ever in the last 500,000km for a roundabout guess of the last 24 years I can think of..touch wood... the dirt bike are a different thing but, especially the modern 4 strokes.

Nice to meet another Aussie here too.. you got your pin on the Versys Google maps page yet? there's 2 of us so far.. http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...ad.php?t=21732

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Parts arrived and fitted. Its just like having a new gearbox the difference is so profound, always amazed at how light and delicate these parts are they wouldn't weigh more than a gram or 2.
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How easy/hard was that fix?


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I'm making an assumption that it was reasonably easy as i had my local bike-shop do it and all it required was the part above, one screw, and a transmission cover gasket. They didn't charge me much at all.
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