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Went out for a ride today with a passenger. Not sure what happened, but having a passenger through off my normal routine. Long story short I got off the bike without the side stand down. I laid it down pretty softly. Went over the entire bike and looks like the only damage is to the shifter.

It was bent to the point of not being able to shift. Pulled it back out and seems ok. Going to try it out tomorrow.

First time damaging a bike in 6 years. Is it possible I damaged something in the shifting assembly or bent/torqued something internally? Not really familiar with the internals of a motorcycle gearbox. Don't want to open the bike or take it apart to inspect unless its needed.
 

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Went out for a ride today with a passenger. Not sure what happened, but having a passenger through off my normal routine. Long story short I got off the bike without the side stand down. I laid it down pretty softly. Went over the entire bike and looks like the only damage is to the shifter.

It was bent to the point of not being able to shift. Pulled it back out and seems ok. Going to try it out tomorrow.

First time damaging a bike in 6 years. Is it possible I damaged something in the shifting assembly or bent/torqued something internally? Not really familiar with the internals of a motorcycle gearbox. Don't want to open the bike or take it apart to inspect unless its needed.
I bet a few of us have done something like this at some point! The second day I had my last bike, I parked it facing down a slope and learnt the hard way that was a terrible idea.

You've got off quite lightly with a bent gear lever. It's very unlikely you'll have damaged anything internally because if the shifter is bent, it means it took the force. You engine casing would take damage before anything else I think.
 

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Went out for a ride today with a passenger. Not sure what happened, but having a passenger through off my normal routine. Long story short I got off the bike without the side stand down. I laid it down pretty softly. Went over the entire bike and looks like the only damage is to the shifter.

It was bent to the point of not being able to shift. Pulled it back out and seems ok. Going to try it out tomorrow.

First time damaging a bike in 6 years. Is it possible I damaged something in the shifting assembly or bent/torqued something internally? Not really familiar with the internals of a motorcycle gearbox. Don't want to open the bike or take it apart to inspect unless its needed.
Welcome to the Club! ;)
 

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I bet a few of us have done something like this at some point! The second day I had my last bike, I parked it facing down a slope and learnt the hard way that was a terrible idea.

You've got off quite lightly with a bent gear lever. It's very unlikely you'll have damaged anything internally because if the shifter is bent, it means it took the force. You engine casing would take damage before anything else I think.
Thanks. Took it out and everything seems to be operating OK :)

Related question: Anyone else notice soft shifts in gears above 3rd? The first 3 have a noticeable click when shifting into gear, but above third the click is barely there, my last bike was similar but the lack of a click is more pronounced on my scrambler.
 

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I think the lower gears are undercut as they take more force (lower ratio) from the engine, the upper gears not needing this kind of reinforcement consequently feel smoother.
 
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