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Old 05-03-2015, 09:23 PM   #1
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2015 KTM 690 Enduro R transmission question

I just took my first trail ride and I noticed that my bike would jump out of gear (any gear) and go to neutral if I bumped the shifter . It did not happen all the time but it did happen more than I cared for and it usually happened at the worst time ! Is this normal for a KTM ? It has less than a thousand miles and has not been rode hard .
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I just took my first trail ride and I noticed that my bike would jump out of gear (any gear) and go to neutral if I bumped the shifter . It did not happen all the time but it did happen more than I cared for and it usually happened at the worst time ! Is this normal for a KTM ? It has less than a thousand miles and has not been rode hard .
Just picked up my 2015 this weekend. I have about 80 miles on it so far, but yes, i've had some difficulty between 4&5, and 5&6 where I'll hit neutral. I'm trying to consciously pull the shifter a little harder to avoid it, but it's happened a number of times... Keep me informed on how things turn out for you. I was hoping as things break in it wouldn't be a aproblem.
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I just took my first trail ride and I noticed that my bike would jump out of gear (any gear) and go to neutral if I bumped the shifter . It did not happen all the time but it did happen more than I cared for and it usually happened at the worst time ! Is this normal for a KTM ? It has less than a thousand miles and has not been rode hard .
False neutrals seem normal for the 690 while breaking in, not normal for KTMs in general. Mine is getting better at 2k miles than it was new. 5th-6th was the worst on it.
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Old post, but did some researching and found this :

http://supermotojunkie.com/showthrea...en-5th-amp-6th

I'm sure it's a pretty common thing on these transmissions. So I'll hold off judgement til i rack up some miles.
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Yea im gonna give it a little bit before I report it to the dealer . Mine does not seem like a false neutral its more like I shift and then my foot hits the shifter (not shifting just bumps it ) and it jumps out of gear . Thanks for the replies ill give it a lil more time see if it smoothes out .
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I noticed this as well when I first picked up my 2015 but it seems like it has gotten better over the last 1,000 miles or so.
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I just took my first trail ride and I noticed that my bike would jump out of gear (any gear) and go to neutral if I bumped the shifter . It did not happen all the time but it did happen more than I cared for and it usually happened at the worst time ! Is this normal for a KTM ? It has less than a thousand miles and has not been rode hard .
Mine has 8k on it and it though it doesn't jump into neutral, if I am not firm (like jostled while shifting over rough terrain) I get a false neutral occasionally.
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I get most of my false neutrals between 5-6. It has taken me awhile to be more deliberate with that shift. Downshifts seem to be consistently good. Odometer's at 1,900 and climbing!
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Its probably the characteristics of the engine cause my 690 duke gets false neutrals between 5 and 6 gear. I have 12000 on my bike. I just shift harder to remedy it
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