Why is my Q CBF125 getting stuck in gear?
In March I bought myself a 2014 Honda CBF125. Coming home from work today I stopped at the lights and the bike stalled with it stuck in second gear. The bike wouldn’t shift down, but was OK to shift up. I set off in second and it was fine again, then just before I got home, more shifting problems. Now the bike is in the garage and stuck in fifth gear. It will sometimes shift down into fourth and then back up again but, with the clutch fully pulled in, and a firm press down, it won’t shift down any lower than fourth. It feels like the shifter is stuck and it just wobbles slightly down when pressed and doesn’t give the usual satisfying clunk into gear. Ross99, MCN forums
Answered by Scott Bullett, Doble Motorcycles This is a common issue on the CBF125, the gear shift spindle gets worn and the assembly, which consists of the spindle, shift plate, spring and gasket, all needs to be replaced. Add in a litre of oil and the total cost of parts is around £100, while the job itself should only take a couple of hours.