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My suzuki bandit 600 is stuck in third gear. Have checked the oil and this is clean and was topped up the clutch is OK and can free wheel the bike

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You need a new gearbox same thimg happened to me but in 2nd

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Sounds like its a gear box problem...if stuck in gear..can you get it out of gear when its not running?

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Other way is to short circuit the starter throught the solenoid switch and see if it works.If it does work thn the switch (button) is faulty you may hve toreplace it or sometimes a good cleaning can revive it due to carbon deposits at the contact points.
Thirdly, I hope the battery is at its top performance too!
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