XT600e jumping out of 4th & 5th
I'm in Thailand on my way from Dubai to Perth and my bike's jumping out of 4th & 5th gear whenever I put load onto these gears.
I know 100% for sure that I'm not accidently knocking the selector with my foot.
The bike is perfectly ride-able. The only problem is 4th & 5th. They're OK on the flats above 3,500RPM but as soon as I put load onto them (like going up a hill), or drop below 3,500RPM, they jump into the gear below. I can re-select the gear easily provided I go above 3,500RPM and don't load the gear.
I've read the post here: URL="http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hubb/yamaha-tech/gearbox-jumps-out-1st-second-26822"]http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hubb/yamaha-tech/gearbox-jumps-out-1st-second-26822[/URL]
My bike's a 2001 XT600e with 75,000km on the clock and I suspect that I might have worn selector dogs on the gears that's causing this jumping or maybe bent / worn selector forks.
So I'm looking for advice on 2 things:
1) Does anybody think there could be another reason for the jumping?
2) The bike works fine. But with approximately 10,000km to go to Perth, should I leave it and carry on riding or should I get it fixed as soon as possible?
Thanks in advance for the help