Originally Posted by Dye12
pretty sure it just went to second because when i rode around i kept it in first. then went for neutral. Thats when i think it just went to second because it would bog when i tried to go. I can get bike to start with stand in and clutch in. When i rode around i kept it in first.
you sound like a newer rider, so you may just be giving it a little too much pressure for it to hold in neutral. i remember when i got my bike, i had trouble with this. then i also had trouble when i got my mx bike. turn the bike off, but leave the key in the on position. now just move it a bit without pulling the clutch. it should only roll a few inches. in that few inches of back and forth motion, apply a bit of downward pressure on the shifter(still without pulling the clutch). you should feel it click. if not, you may already be in first. if it wont click down, do the same and try to click upwards. keep an eye on your gauges. see if the neutral light blinks for a second. when you find where it blinks between those clicks, you have neutral. now you just have to keep it there
and this just hit me. your bike MAY be converted to gp shift. in that case, all the gears would be backwards. click up once from neutral to get to first, and down to get to the rest of the gears. to figure out if its gp shift, look at the shift rod. if it mounts to the top of the shift drum(12 o clock), it is gp shift. if it is on the bottom(6 o clock), you are standard