Why is my ZX-6 stick­ing in gear?

Motorcycle News (UK) - - Garage -

My 25,000-mile Kawasaki ZX-6R 636 gets stuck in gear be­tween sec­ond and third. We’ve stripped the box and the re­turn spring is in place, the ra­tios aren’t chipped and the se­lec­tors do not seem to be bent. How­ever, there are three ball bear­ings on the gear se­lec­tor shaft that should move in slots and one wasn’t mov­ing cor­rectly. Ge­orge Hard­wick, Wok­ing

An­swered by Cristian Ingig­noli, In­moto Those ball bear­ings can get stuck if the bike’s been stand­ing, but I’d check the se­lec­tor drum forks and se­lec­tor spring. The drum has grooves for the pegs on the se­lec­tor forks to fol­low and po­si­tion the ra­tios for the next gear. If those grooves get notched that can cause the prob­lems you’re de­scrib­ing.

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