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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 04-28-2008, 01:33 PM Thread Starter

 
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'05 S2R 800 stuck in 2nd gear...???

Riding along today, launched from a red light, and my bike wouldn't shift out of second gear. Lever is unmovable! Tried by hand, with foot, rocking w/ clutch in/clutch out, riding at low/high revs while attempting to move lever--no luck!

Anybody have any advice as to how to "unstick" my gear lever??

Thanks,
Greg in Houston


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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 04-28-2008, 02:26 PM
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Re: '05 S2R 800 stuck in 2nd gear...???

First check to see if it's just the linkage that's binding.

If that is OK, then it may be that something's wrong inside, sometimes the spring #20 (in the pic) breaks.

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post #3 of 21 (permalink) Old 04-28-2008, 04:29 PM Thread Starter

 
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Re: '05 S2R 800 stuck in 2nd gear...???

Thanks much, Speeddog..

How do I check to see if the linkage is binding? Nothing immediately visible that appears unordinary..

How difficult is it to break open the gearbox to investigate? I do have experience working on my cars, so I should be OK, hopefully!

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post #4 of 21 (permalink) Old 04-28-2008, 04:47 PM

 
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Re: '05 S2R 800 stuck in 2nd gear...???

Greg, I had this exact same problem on my 07 695. It happened three times in three days and took the shop almost 3 months to fix (FYI, not the shop's fault it took that long, DNA was dragging their feet). There ended up being a broken "shim" in the shift drum along with the drive shaft (I think, it had something else to do with shimming) was at least 3mm off of what it should have been.

The shop replaced all the outer components first and that didn't fix it. They eventually took the cases off and basically replaced a bunch of the transmission. I continued having weird shifting problems until I sold the bike back and bought a different one.

Long story long, I don't think it'd be an easy thing to look at cause they had to get into the gear box and shift drum and such. But, if you're willing and strong of heart, go for it.

If you'd like the exact details of what the issue turned out to be, PM me and I'll pull my maintenance records.

Good luck!
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Re: '05 S2R 800 stuck in 2nd gear...???

Thanks JDubbs..

Do I have to drain the oil to remove gearbox cover? I'm think I'm gonna go in for a better look!

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Re: '05 S2R 800 stuck in 2nd gear...???

I believe so. But, I'm not a mechanic. In fact, I'm pretty certain my boobs have been preventing me from understanding an engine for a couple of years now.
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post #7 of 21 (permalink) Old 04-28-2008, 07:26 PM
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Re: '05 S2R 800 stuck in 2nd gear...???

Yes, you should drain the oil to take the left sidecover off.
Or pull the cover and have it spill out....

You'll need a puller to get the cover off, as there's a bearing in the cover that goes onto the end of the crank.
It doesn't have to be a very robust puller, it's just that with the bearing and the rotor magnets, you can't just pull the cover off by hand.

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Re: '05 S2R 800 stuck in 2nd gear...???

Thank goodness. I was hoping a more experienced person would chime in. Thanks Speeddog!
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Re: '05 S2R 800 stuck in 2nd gear...???

Thanks JDubbs and Speeddog..

I have several pullers, hope one of them will work. It needs to be a bearing puller?

JDubbs, no worries, I'm sure your ----- are helpful in other pursuits! :-)

Let me add one more detail--the lever appears to be in the lowest possible position, if that may mean something to somebody!

I appreciate the advice, all.

One more question--is there a downloadable S2R 800 service manual somewhere? Or at least a parts book?

Thanks,
Greg
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Re: '05 S2R 800 stuck in 2nd gear...???

You can download a parts manual with excellent exploded views from Ducati.com

A steering wheel puller works great for the cover.
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