Transmission problem?  yes or no.


#1
Hey guys..looking for some help here.  Picked up my blue/black 02 2 weeks ago.  The bike seems to shift just fine first through 4th. Than it gets notchy going into 5th and 6th is a real pain...you have to really yank up HARD and I've had it not go into gear quite a few times.  I only have about 150 miles on it so I'm wondering if I should just be patient and wait for the tranny to break in.  Anyone had similar experiences?  

Thanks!!

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#2
mine did same thing i have a 2002 black /blue also ......mine wouldnt shift into 6th.........i think it was like 300 or so miles before tranie seemed smooth
 
#3
I also have a blue/black 2002, and it does the same thing. It goes into a neutral between 5th and 6th. Mine has 800 miles on it and it is still doing it. Getting the 1st service done this week, in an article I read in cycle-world (I think) it said that this problem usally stops after the first service.
 
#4
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Dont feel special guys.......my 02 is also having trouble shifting from 5th to 6th gear, on several occasions I went to shift up and wouldn't go, so then I thought 'oh' must be in six already, but then realized 'nope' in 5th somthings wrong here.
But I will say it seams to be getting better, I only have about 700 miles on it now, and it hasn't happen to me for about the last 100 miles.


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#5
I've got a 00 and never had a problem. Never heard any of problems from my freinds. You might see if they changed any think on the 02's? Good luck.
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I've had 2 or 3 times reached an idle "gear" between the 5th and 6th gear with my 01 model. I know a lot of Hayabusa riders with this problem, but it is no "pain" to shift. It happens only sometimes. In a german motorcycle magazin (Motorrad) the 50000 KM test of a Hayabusa (99 model) shows bad sprockets for the 3th-6th gear. Suzuki said, that the big sprockets need a powerfull shifting.
 
#10
My 2000 has 4400 miles it has gotten better but still not good I am going to go to synthetic oil I heard it may make a difference but I have had the same problem with 6th
 
#11
I am SOOOOO glad someone posted this!!!
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I'm not smiling about it really, but I know I'm not alone. I have an '01, with about 600 miles on it. It drives me CRAZY
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when I hit that damn 'neutral' between 5th and 6th - especially when you're getting on it a bit, and 'whheeee', no gear! Also, doesn't happen every time, just when I don't want it to :whip:. Mine, you can even feel the 'click' of the shifter, and it still isn't in (when it happens). Hope it does go away, although I don't see how the first service would have much to do with it (at least according to the manual, that doesn't seem to be a maintenance item) - where I live, I have yet to find a competent mechanic within 150 miles (who won't bend you over on price).

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#13
Check waht oil you are using. I had the neutral problem slightly some time back. When i went to Mobil 1 mx4t it eliminated the ghost shifts.
 

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