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post #1 of 36 Old 04-01-2008, 11:29 AM Thread Starter
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Reverse Shifting - GP Style

First off - I know there are a lot if threads about this topic so donít hammer me about using the search feature; I did!

With stock rearsets and standard shift pattern, the clamp going into the transmission was in the 12 o'clock position, with the bike in neutral. I installed Vortex rearsets and also wanted to change to the reverse shift pattern. I flipped the clamp going to the transmission to the 6 o'clock position (bike in neutral), which from what I have read will reverse the shift pattern. I also notched the lower faring with a dremel tool. I have to lift on the shift pedal to get the bike in first, the way it should be with this setup. When I press down on the shift linkage the transmission does not want to go into second. If it does shift at all it goes into neutral or third. Anybody know what I am doing wrong?





FYI: Unfortunately it is raining outside and I am not taking my bike out. I "rocked" the bike back and forth to get it to shift and I am experiencing a problem.
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The shift rod should be at 90 degrees to the small lever so you have the same movement to and fro.

Try moving the lever a couple of splines anti clockwise.
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try what he said above...you have it close to working
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i know you said it will go to third; not sure on other gens, but on the 08 you cant go into second while sitting still. it goes straight to neutral. maybe try it going slow down your street
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All Kawasaki sportbikes manufactured since the late '80s have a Positive Neutral Finder (PNF) that will not allow the xmission to engage the higher gears (2nd thru 5th) unless the tranny is moving. If you're attempting to do this with the bike stopped, it should not be possible. From the pics, you did the conversion OK and there's nothing there alone that would cause this problem to happen.

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The shift rod should be at 90 degrees to the small lever so you have the same movement to and fro.

Try moving the lever a couple of splines anti clockwise.
That makes a lot of sense, thanks to everyone for their input! I will not be able to take the bike out for a few days. I will post what's up then.
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I am in same configuration of you and I do not have any trouble as you said!
Was it working well in normal shifting?
because your problem is abnormal??? Unless the gear box is touched??? do you stunt?
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bike always shifted fine, no I dont stunt
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once you have put in reverse shifting the problem came out right?
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SORRY OFF TOPIC!!

EDOUBLE - I have the same racerailz and am about to install. Throw up a couple pics/advice of them babies would ya!!
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