Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: The shot heard round the world, Massachusetts, USA
I have seen Goldwings and CB750s have this problem, while in some cases, requires the motor torn apart.
Sometimes you don't shift in a very positive motion and it just doesn't go into the gear. I find the heal toe mechanism agravates the problem though the motor rpm and speed of the bike can cause a problem.
In the worst case, the transmission has a bad gear. My friend had a Goldwing popped out of gear no matter how hard you pushed it into gear with your foot. If you push hard into gear and it stays, then everything is most likey okay.