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  • Clutch Adjustment - No 2nd Gear?

    Hey,

    I just picked up a 1991 GSX, with a broken clutch cable. The bike was on stands, and went throu the gears fine with no load. After installing a new clutch cable, it runs great in 1st gear, then will shift into 2nd gear, but with any sort of load on it, it will kick it out of 2nd gear into neutral. You can shift directly to 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, and it runs fine in those gears, but only in 2nd gear it will kick it out into neutral.

    So i figure its either a mis-adjusted clutch cable (never installed a clutch cable on a GSX before) or the 2nd gear on this tranny is screwed.

    Any thoughts/ideas? Or information on adjusting the clutch properly?

    Thank you very much,

    Bryson K

  • #2
    Sounds like 2nd gear to me. You always want to turn the screw in all the way to snug and back it off about 1/4 to 1/2 turn.
    TDA Racing/Motorsports
    1982 Honda CB750 Nighthawk, 1978 Suzuki GS750 1986 Honda CBR600 Hurricane; 1978 Suzuki GS1100E; 1982 Honda CB750F supersport, 1993 Suzuki Katana GSX750FP. 1981 Suzuki GS1100E (heavily Modified) http://katriders.com/vb/showthread.php?t=94258
    Who knows what is next?
    Builder of the KOTM Mreedohio september winning chrome project. I consider this one to be one of my bikes also!
    Please look at this build! http://katriders.com/vb/showthread.php?t=91192

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    • #3
      See the following threads:

      http://www.katriders.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=4665

      http://www.katriders.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=5421

      http://www.katriders.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=249

      2nd gear failure is a common failure, especially on the pre-98 Kats (which often see more inexperienced riders due to their pricing & age). You should find all the answers you're looking for there.

      Cheers
      =-= The CyberPoet
      Remember The CyberPoet

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      • #4
        Thanx Cyber, I was being lazy and didn't take the time to dig those up.
        TDA Racing/Motorsports
        1982 Honda CB750 Nighthawk, 1978 Suzuki GS750 1986 Honda CBR600 Hurricane; 1978 Suzuki GS1100E; 1982 Honda CB750F supersport, 1993 Suzuki Katana GSX750FP. 1981 Suzuki GS1100E (heavily Modified) http://katriders.com/vb/showthread.php?t=94258
        Who knows what is next?
        Builder of the KOTM Mreedohio september winning chrome project. I consider this one to be one of my bikes also!
        Please look at this build! http://katriders.com/vb/showthread.php?t=91192

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