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While making a shift from 1st-> 2nd (or could have been 2nd->3rd?) and accelerating hard it seemed to pop out of gear. My second up shift attempt also resulted in nothing. Third attempt worked and never had a problem the rest of the day.

Is it possible for a bike tranny to pop out of gear? Or just an excuse for missing 2 and hitting N, then sticking in N? :coocoo
 

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Bent or worn shifter forks, rounded off dogs can cause a gearbox to jump out of gear. Worn dogs can make it happen on acceleration too.
 

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you might have been lucky and just screwed up the shifts or even the lever pivot if gummed up it wont shift properly - But if starts doing it regularly, check return spring first then your better off dropping the engine before real damage occurs.
 

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Thanks for the info. I will actually be pulling the motor this winter for frame powdercoat. Maybe time for inspection just in case. Bike has 24-25k miles and flawless other than that 1 incident.

Talk about a pucker factor too...loosing all power in the middle of a pass is not a comfy feeling when you're on top of a corner in the opposing lane. :coocoo
 

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GP Star or someone makes a fancy spring/shift star that is supposed to improve things as well. Also do take your shifter off and clean and lube the pivot. Its a rather sorry design and gets gummed up and sticky in short order. Somewhat frequent cleaning and lubing makes a huge difference in shift quality. Also make sure your clutch is well bled.

good luck
 

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Kian...Kevin Cini over at Higgins put the Factory Pro shift kit in his TLS, shoot him a pm and see if it made a difference :O
 
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