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Offline Mr Mike

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Major Transmission Fail
on: October 08, 2020, 12:15:11 PM
Shifting away from a stop, not going fast, I hit false neutral between 3-4. Has done this before and figured it was me. Wrong. Could not get 4th so down to 3. Still could not get to 4 th. Down shift 3-2-1 and neutral ok but up shifts would not go to 4th. After multiple attempts, I got 4-5-6 but downshifting stopped at 4th.  2018 with 8500 mi. Made an appointment with dealer. Fortunately Iím still covered by 2 year warranty.
Does anyone know if this is a cassette style tranny ? 

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Re: Major Transmission Fail
Reply #1 on: October 08, 2020, 02:29:55 PM
my buddies 2015 lost 4th gear..it cost him a bit over 2k to repair...a gear, a shift fork and a few synchros later and it was good again .
You need to split the case to fix it

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Re: Major Transmission Fail
Reply #2 on: October 08, 2020, 02:53:17 PM
I got a bad feeling about it. Service writer set aside a full day to work on it. Verify nothing simple then apart it comes. Then report to Kawasaki warranty dept   That last step could take weeks.

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Re: Major Transmission Fail
Reply #3 on: October 11, 2020, 12:31:36 AM
*Originally Posted by Mr Mike [+]
Shifting away from a stop, not going fast, I hit false neutral between 3-4. Has done this before and figured it was me. Wrong. Could not get 4th so down to 3. Still could not get to 4 th. Down shift 3-2-1 and neutral ok but up shifts would not go to 4th. After multiple attempts, I got 4-5-6 but downshifting stopped at 4th.  2018 with 8500 mi. Made an appointment with dealer. Fortunately Iím still covered by 2 year warranty.
Does anyone know if this is a cassette style tranny ?
Crappy luck for you. The only good thing I see is it is a very rare occurrence judging by the absence of any other reports of tranny issues. Good luck to you.

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Re: Major Transmission Fail
Reply #4 on: October 11, 2020, 11:30:04 PM
not a cassette style. gotta split the cases.

  That said, and I would need to look at a parts breakdown to see if I'm right, kaw uses an interesting spring loaded shifter that bumps to the next gear with very little force on the actual shifter. If a spring breaks or becomes dislodged, these kind of things can happen.
Steve
Last Edit: October 11, 2020, 11:32:59 PM by Steve in sunny Fla

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Re: Major Transmission Fail
Reply #5 on: October 12, 2020, 12:02:33 AM
*Originally Posted by Steve in sunny Fla [+]
not a cassette style. gotta split the cases.

  That said, and I would need to look at a parts breakdown to see if I'm right, kaw uses an interesting spring loaded shifter that bumps to the next gear with very little force on the actual shifter. If a spring breaks or becomes dislodged, these kind of things can happen.
Steve
Im my buddies case they suspected a bent fork causing  wear on the dog and gear..but without any real proof,and with no clear cut evidence  other than a bad gear staring them in the face  they decided to replace the gear,  the fork and they undercut the replacement gear so it was not prone  to a repeat failure .

If you believe this particular shop, while he had never done a trans on a Versys before, he said trans failures in the 1000 cc and up  Kawasaki bikes was not that uncommon
Last Edit: October 12, 2020, 12:04:12 AM by Crosshairs

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Re: Major Transmission Fail
Reply #6 on: October 20, 2020, 10:24:53 PM
Heard from service rep today. Problem is internal. Something about forks and drums. Tech will order all parts he thinks will need after ok from Kawasaki tomorrow   
Good news.  Theres a cover that accesses the tranny. No split cases
Bad news.  Motor has to come out
Good news. Warranty

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Re: Major Transmission Fail
Reply #7 on: October 21, 2020, 12:11:30 AM
 I looked at the parts breakdown, I don't see a cover to access the trans, unless he's referring to the oil pan, and you can't remove anything through there. Please do keep us updated on this, I think the tech is going to find he has to split the cases.

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Last Edit: October 21, 2020, 02:32:15 AM by Keener

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Re: Major Transmission Fail
Reply #9 on: October 21, 2020, 11:28:27 AM


 Great find, Keener  :37: .

 Subtitles would have helped  :008: :008:.

 Rob.

 

 



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