gearbox seized

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my bike has been sitting with no gearbox oil in it for about a month put some in the other day and went to change gear and gearlever wont move. Anyone had this problem and knowhow to fix it? is my gearbox seized?
 
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hardcore.
Does the shifter move at all? If it doesn't, the shift shaft could be seized (corroded) in the cases. You would have to remove the right side engine case and try to drive the shift shaft out.
If the shifter moves but wont shift into gear you could possibly have rust on the shift drum. Especially if you use a pressure washer with heated water or the quarter car wash to clean your bike. This can cause condensation inside the engine and produce rust on gears, shafts, etc. Storing the bike without oil in the gearbox would only add to the problem.

To fix that, you would have to split your engine cases. :ugg: