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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Kurtz View Post
    Shift drum. Reach out to Scott Mullin at Souhegan about it. It's a common issue on the Kawi 650R, and I believe the symptom matches up to what you're describing.
    Yes could be this also... easiest way to check this is drop the oil pan if you can and you'll be able to see the shift drum and see if its warn. One of the corners will be shaved off or one of the knobs warn:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Kurtz View Post
    Shift drum. Reach out to Scott Mullin at Souhegan about it. It's a common issue on the Kawi 650R, and I believe the symptom matches up to what you're describing.
    I finally thought to contact SVM at the end of the day Saturday and they had already closed. I’ll calling on Tuesday when they open.


    In the meantime, I am lucky enough to have bought a matching B bike last year which just happens to have a spare engine it. So doing an engine swap this week in preparation for the next race round. Need to be sorted out as I am leading, or in second place in my three amateur classes I am running this year. Didn’t want to chance Scott not being able to get to it in time. Was able to drop both engines today and plan to finish the swap next weekend, unless I manage to come up with some time during the week.
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    Just a thought, because I experienced it with my SV... did you happen to crash the bike on the left side?

    I was having the same issue with the SV. While I was trying to diagnose it, I looked down and noticed that the output rod from the transmission was noticeably bent. It was the result of a previous crash. With the rod being bent, it was not rotating correctly and was causing the trans to pop out of gear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CamaroJockey View Post
    ... did you happen to crash the bike on the left side?
    Is this a rhetorical question? Haha!

    Yeah, i have definitely put it down on the left side! As a matter of fact here is some proof, lol.

    https://youtu.be/o3NjIBflXwE

    This was actually the day after my issues started, but I will definitely go take a look at the output shaft, thanks for the lead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeaPod View Post
    Is this a rhetorical question? Haha!

    Yeah, i have definitely put it down on the left side! As a matter of fact here is some proof, lol.

    https://youtu.be/o3NjIBflXwE

    This was actually the day after my issues started, but I will definitely go take a look at the output shaft, thanks for the lead.
    Take a look. I was very relieved to find the bent output shaft. It was a quick fix.

    I found it while preparing to drop the motor and split the cases, because I thought I was going into the transmission.
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