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I've put 365 miles on my new '04 Ninja 250, and so far, i'm pleased with
my new ride. I have noticed that occasionally, when shifting up from 5th to 6th gear, I encounter what feel like another "neutral" between the gears (I upshift to 6th, and power up just to find that my motorcycle seems to be in neutral). If I pull in the clutch and upshift again, it does go into 6th gear. This always happens in the worst situations, when I really need the power to move on down the road. Has anyone else experienced this? Is it normal, or is it something I should have the dealer fix when I take the bike in for the 500 mile check-up?
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It's a brand new bike? with only 365 miles, wait until 1000 and you'll have no problems shifting. It's called false neutral btw, some use false neutral for when the light comes on but it's still in gear but I like to use it for this occassion.

Just give it a little more ummph and you won't have a problem

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Stuart said:
Just give it a little more ummph and you won't have a problem
That's it. But mention it to your dealer anyway. He'll probably tell you the same thing, but it's nice to hear it from another person.

You could also mention it to your MSF instructor, and he'll tell you to not touch the shifter until it's time to shift, then smack it good. It's a mechanical device, you know.
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Give it a good thump when you are shifting, motorcycle trannies kinda have to be forced into the next gear. It'll help once you get the bike broken in and get past the first oil change.
 
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