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anryu451

1986 Yamaha Moto4 225 (YFM225) Stuck in Neutral

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Rescued this thing from sitting in a warehouse the last two decades. Finally got it to fire, but when I put it into neutral to do so its now stuck in neutral, and wont shift no matter how much pushing, rocking, etc. Even with throttle it wont. Range lever on left side will go from H to L, but not to R, and this makes no difference on it being stuck in neutral.

Any suggestions?

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Is it possable that the reason the bike was left in the barn in the first place was due to a blown tranny? Were you able to get any background on the bike from the last person who owned it when you got the bike ? 

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Is that semi auto or clutch? How's the oil condition/level? I agree with @Frank Angerano maybe it already had tranny issues.

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I'm pretty sure the range selector on those old Yamaha's won't go in reverse unless it's in 1st gear.

As for not shifting into 1st....first place to check is the shift mechanism that sits behind the clutch.  You'll have to pull the right engine cover and remove the 2 clutches to see it.  See if it's turning the shift drum when you move the shift lever up or down.  A manual is a must if you've never had one apart.

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