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  1. Transmission is going?

    General Z1000/Z750
    I think my transmission may be going on my 2007 Z1000. Bike has ~29,000 miles on it, always run full synthetic oil, changed at least once a year. I ride it hard/fast but don't abuse it (no wheelies or burnouts or stuff like that). I know how to shift and blip/downshift too so I don't consider...
  2. Noob needs help

    General Ninja 650R
    Yesterday my 2015 650 was delivered....you can imagine my excitement after spending months trolling the internet, sitting on every bike I got the chance to, taking the MSF course and feeling pretty confident after passing that. I am a total noob when it comes to motorcycle riding, and the MSF...
  3. Dropping out of gear or down a gear when up-shifting.

    Ninja 650R Maintenance
    Bike is 2006 Ninja EX-650R all stock. 16,900 miles currently. Hey bought this ninja back at the end of March, and have put 1500 miles on it. Changed the oil and oil filter, had it looked over by a mechanic when I bought it. He said it was in good condition and should last quite a while as it'd...
  4. intermittent clunky shifting 1st to 2nd and 3rd solved!

    General Ninja 650R
    I finally figured it out. I have been letting off of the throttle too much when shifting and when i stopped doing that the clunky shifts stopped too! Hope this helps someone else.
  5. 2000 ZR-7 possible gear problem

    ZR-7 Maintenance
    Hey I was wondering if anybody could help with my problem and maybe some suggestions in how to fix it... Bike starts fine then I shift into first and let out on the clutch but the bike won't move... Tried shifting into second but it only goes into neutral... I haven't taken anything apart yet to...
  6. Down shifting/Engine Breaking

    General Ninja 650R
    Hey guys, I just got my Kawasaki Ninja 650R 2009. I am in the process of breaking it in (currently have 80 miles on it). I am trying to stay between 4k and 5k RPM before shifting to next gear. My question is about down shifting or engine braking: Right now when I am riding and I need to slow...
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