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Old 09-22-2013, 08:39 PM   #1
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08 XT250 clutch/shift lever problem

Hi everyone. New member/rider here. Got an 08 XT250 about a month ago with 1K miles on it. Put about 500 miles on it and a shifting problem has developed and I was hoping to get some input from you guys before I decide on whether or not this is a repair I feel comfortable with undertaking myself. Anyway...

Problem is that bike won't downshift from 3rd to 2nd or 2nd to 1st without first lifting up slightly on the shift lever with your toe. I was hoping that there would be an easy fix but after looking at a repair manual I am pretty sure there is a broken return spring of some sort in the clutch or shifter assembly. Anyone ever have this problem? I'd like to know what I am getting into before opening up the clutch. If it is a big PITA I might just take it to a shop.
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Old 10-02-2013, 06:59 PM   #2
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Do not have an XT,but, follow the clutch cable down to the case where it connects to the "shift spindle" and there should be a return spring connected there?.....possibly jumped off of the unit/....just a WAG (wild ass guess) on my part....good luck.
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Old 10-02-2013, 08:24 PM   #3
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Maybe the shift linkage just needs a little lube? Al
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Old 06-30-2014, 08:06 AM   #4
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So, what was the solution? I'm having the same issue.
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Old 07-18-2014, 05:23 PM   #5
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So, what was the solution? I'm having the same issue.
Sorry about the delay! I lubed it up the linkage and that did the trick. Duh!
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