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I have a 1995 bayou KLF400 with a serious shifting problem. It is hard to shift but i can get it to run through all the gears. It also slips out of 4th and I have to hold up on the shifter to keep it engaged. I'm assuming that I have a bent shift fork.

two questions---are my assumptions right with the shift fork? and is it very difficult to split the cases to replace it, will i need special tools?

any help would be greatly appreciated, I'm getting frustrated!

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SO FAR THIS SITE SEEMS PRETTY USELESS, BUT I'LL TRY ANYWAY.

I took apart the entire engine today and could find nothing wrong. the shift forks and drum are all in good shape and all shifting mechanisms seem to be working properly. however its still slipping out of 4th gear, anyone have any ideas.

Thanks to anyone that can help :roll:
 

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Call a dealer and speak with a tech, they may be able to give you an idea of what is going on.
 

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Thanks for the reply guys, I had already done all of that. I even spoke with 4 different dealerships. No one could help. So I took apart the entire engine looking for a bent shift fork. everything looked good. But finally I called the Kawasaki technical assistance, and it just so happens that there is a bulleting on this particular problem( that no one knew of!) its a very minor modification to the shift detent arm, to add 4mm of material to it. What a waste of time, when all I needed when this information and could have fixed this in 45 minutes.
 
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