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Old 05-23-2007, 11:23 AM
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Default 2007 rmz250 transmission

I have four rides / two tanks of gas, on my new 2007 rmz250. I've noticed that when my bike gets hot, the trans won't let me shift past 3rd gear. I have to let of the gas, down shift and the double shift to get to 4th. Not real fun when committed to a jump. I heard that after first oil change, this problem goes away. I changed the oil and ran yamalube 10/50 4-R semi synthetic. I still had same problem. I am getting ready to change oil again and have purchased Motorex cross power 4T fully synthetic 10/50.

VERY HAPPY WITH BIKE ALL AROUND EXCEPT FOR TRANS WHEN IT GETS HOT. Ive seen other web sites talking about this trans problem w/ 3rd gear, wonder if there will be a recall? Ive already contacted my dealer and he said he will be calling and asking, 5/23/07.

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Old 05-23-2007, 12:15 PM
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Hmmmmm transmission won't shift to 4th no matter which oil you use. Have you tried all of them yet?

I shouldnt make light of your situation. A new bike that wont' work right is so frustrating. If it has any kind of warranty left, your pocket book would appreciate you taking it back to the dealer. I can't remember any new bike that anyone I ever knew had that was told that after the first oil change you would be able to shift through all of the gears. Take it back.
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Old 05-23-2007, 01:00 PM
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The dealer told me he will be contacting Suzuki to see what they will do. I just changed my oil today and am trying Maxima 10 40 synth blend. I plan on riding tonight, Ill post my findings tomorrow.
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Old 05-23-2007, 01:03 PM
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I hope it is something that simple. Does the transmission just hang in third and not shift to 4th, or do you get a neutral?
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Old 05-23-2007, 01:08 PM
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It hangs in 3rd, I have to back off the throttle then down shift and try to double click up to 4th.
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Old 05-24-2007, 03:06 PM
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Default Re: 2007 rmz250 transmission

So has the dealer contacted Suzuki yet? I'd like to hear about this one. It's new to me. I will be surprised if it's as simple as an oil change.
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Old 05-24-2007, 03:51 PM
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I spoke with dealer today and got the run around. He said he left a message with Suzuki regarding the problem. I've spoke with several other 07 rmz250 owners who said they have had same problem w/ miss shifts and gear popping into nuetral. Other riders have told me that changing the oil after first tank of gas will solve the problem. I changed my oil and still have same problem. I will keep you posted on my dealings with Suzuki. My dealer told me that he rarely returns bikes to Suzuki and that may help with Suzuki possibly considering taking back my bike. But I think this may be a bigger problem with 07 rmz community. Wish this glitch didnt exist because the bike is otherwise awsome from susp to power and handling. fingers are crossed.
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Old 05-24-2007, 06:48 PM
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I doubt this is an oil problem. I have heard of some people not caring for Yamalube 4-R because of a shifting notchyness but I have been using it for 5 years in my 426. This sounds like a gear engagement, clutch plates dragging or a shifting pawl problem if I could guess. If using a synthetic oil cured the hang-up it would seem that the manufacturer would put out a notice on this. Please keep us posted on this problem. I'll be interested in hearing US Suzuki's response and will search TT to see if this is a problem. The 04 steel frame joint venture bikes had some 3rd gear problems but John's bike hasn't exhibited this at all.

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Old 05-24-2007, 11:24 PM
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Default Re: 2007 rmz250 transmission

have the prob too here and there ..l.i took my tranny out and everything looks mint ....might be the shift drum..........oh and watch those 2 inner clutch plates tend to crack under heavy clutch use
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Old 05-25-2007, 11:12 AM
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I was waiting to hear back from someone w/ an rmz on this thread. As i hear more from the dealer i'll keep you posted. The guy has been pretty fair with me and I believe he will have an answer. I rode my bike yesterday on a two track behind my house, but not long enough to get it hot. Did not have any prob w/ trans. Supposed to rain this weekend, I will try to ride Monday and give the trans a real test with new oil, i hear i should be running a full synth oil. later......
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Old 05-25-2007, 11:46 AM
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Apparently there are some problems with the 07 RMZ-250 transmission form sleuthing other boards. Here is a link to a thread at DR.net:
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I found this linked in a thread about some owners having shifting and missed shifts or false neutrals at Thumper Talk.
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Hope this will help you get some help in having this problem solved at U.S. Suzuki's cost.

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Old 05-28-2007, 10:38 AM
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Default Re: 2007 rmz250 transmission

I have a allmost same prob with my 2007 RMZ450 but yeah if im hard on throttle i cant shift at all. It must to keep on a very low rpm.
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Old 05-28-2007, 11:08 AM
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i have a new rmz250, i do enduro riding mostly and i haven`t got the problem, i hope not to get it, i feel the bike awesome, one of my best rides!!!

before this bike i was ridin a ktm 450 exc and i feel the rmz trans lot smoother than the 450.

if any gets any info of this problem i'd be glad if post it so we all can know about it
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Old 06-13-2007, 05:13 PM
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Default Re: 2007 rmz250 transmission "GOOD NEWS FROM SUZUKI"

I WAS JUST INFORMED BY MY SUZUKI DEALER THAT HE WILL FIX MY TRANSMISSION AT NO COST TO ME. HE IS GOING TO A SUZUKI CONVENTION IN THE NEXT WEEK AND WILL ASK QUESTIONS REGARDING THE TRANS. HE IS CONFIDENT SUZUKI WILL REFUND HIM THE MONEY. IN THE MEANWHILE, I LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING FROM THE MECHANIC TO SEE WHAT THE PROBLEM WAS. HE SUSPECTS THE SHIFT FORK IS WEAK/BENT/SUB PAR. I'LL KEEP YALL POSTED. THANKS FOR YOUR POSTS.

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Old 10-13-2007, 03:04 PM
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I want to get a new bike and i can't decide between a rm 125 or an rmz250. If your having problems with this should i get a 125 or is this just a issue that you had. Please respond because I don't know which one i should get.

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