Hi, new to this forum but not new to Kawasaki, have a KZ440, too. Anyway, I was thrilled to get a great deal on my 06 VN750, drove it for 3 days when the weather finally allowed and then drove it home and down my long bumpy-assed driveway, went to get on it an hour later and the shifter just flops! It is stuck in first gear and there is about 80 degrees of play on the shifter up and down and at least 1/4" in and out. I had to drive it in first all 8 miles to town, very sad. I've always liked my Kawasaki's but this is pretty scary if it's going to happen a lot. I've seen possible Pawl Spring on here but wonder if this is a chronic problem with bumpy roads and what anyone thinks about my issue? Thanks for any replies...