Help! - Kawasaki ZX6E Transmission Problem

Discussion in 'Motorbike Technical Discussion' started by rrzx6e, Aug 2, 2003.

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    rrzx6e Guest

    I'm having a problem with the transmission on my '95 ZX6E. It will shift
    from neutral into 1st or 2nd gear, but not into 3rd or higher. I
    disassembled the tranny and replaced the shift forks, the shift fork shaft,
    shift drum, and the gear change lever return spring. I also inspected the
    transmission shafts and all of the gears for any warping or broken teeth. No
    damage was found there. I'm at a loss as to what the problem could be. I
    checked with the mechanics at my local Kawa shop (Raleigh, NC) and the only
    suggestions they had to give would be to replace all of the gears and
    transmission shafts or get a complete engine from a salvage yard. Both of
    those ideas are beyond the reach of my checkbook at this time. If anyone can
    help figure this out, it would be greatly appreciated!

    Rodney Reeves
    rrzx6e, Aug 2, 2003
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    Scott Guest

    This may be completely out in left field but do you have a "positive neutral
    finder" on your ZX6 like I have on my EX500? Earlier this summer my bike
    stopped shifting altogether (stuck in first) and after disassembling
    everything myself and then inspecting with a mechanic friend of mine for a
    looooong time, it turned out there are three ball bearings on the
    countershaft that serve this purpose (PNF). I removed the bearings and
    everything works fine now--of course I don't have a PNF anymore, but who the
    heck cares, my bike works! I don't know all that much about engines but
    just maybe this could help. Good luck,

    Scott, Aug 2, 2003
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    rrzx6e Guest

    I do have a PNF on my bike. Wasn't sure if there would be a safety issue in
    operating without it. Will try doing without the PNF & see if the problem
    goes away. Thanks!!
    rrzx6e, Aug 2, 2003
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