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Offline MAN OF BLUES

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Re: 2nd gear vanished
« Reply #25 on: May 13, 2019, 07:48:51 pm »
As I suggested, examine the physical point the shifter lever is attached to the shaft, and verify the punch marks line up, as in the picture below, this part is easy, and external...

then, verify the "angle" of the lever mechanism is at 90*, noted by the point B in the second photo...

Finally, if this has been verified, the next step is to ........

so, have you followed the simple, free, request to verify the shifter linkage and shaft are as shown in the first 2 pictures I posted in my response above?  reply #17....?

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Re: 2nd gear vanished
« Reply #26 on: May 13, 2019, 11:02:02 pm »
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The best substitute for brains is ..............what?

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Re: 2nd gear vanished
« Reply #27 on: May 13, 2019, 11:19:41 pm »
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Re: 2nd gear vanished
« Reply #28 on: May 16, 2019, 05:51:48 am »
No I haven't. I will this weekend coming up. I will be at the bikes location then. When I check I will post. I surd hope that it is the case.
As I suggested, examine the physical point the shifter lever is attached to the shaft, and verify the punch marks line up, as in the picture below, this part is easy, and external...

then, verify the "angle" of the lever mechanism is at 90*, noted by the point B in the second photo...

Finally, if this has been verified, the next step is to ........

so, have you followed the simple, free, request to verify the shifter linkage and shaft are as shown in the first 2 pictures I posted in my response above?  reply #17....?

 :??: :??: :truce:

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Re: 2nd gear vanished
« Reply #29 on: May 16, 2019, 05:54:02 am »
No not yet. I will this weekend. I will post results of what I find

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Re: 2nd gear vanished
« Reply #30 on: August 11, 2019, 06:46:00 am »
Follow up to problem. Sorry it took so long been busy and broke. Checked the linkage as suggested it was fine punch marks lined up. Took it to a dealer as I could find no information about problem. Just got quote. They say it needs a shift drum the one in it is damaged. It is fine to ride just skip 2nd gear. The quote is 2500 dollars and depending on what else they find could me more. So I'm taking bike home and trying to fix it myself. I'm not sure what this kind of job will entail as I have never tackled a job like this. While researching I have found various used motors ranging from 749 dollars to 2499 dollars. I'm not sure if it is easier to just swap a motor or perform the job required to change shift drum. The dealer says they wouldn't even do the job now as it is to big for this time of the year. Any help is greatly appreciated. I wish I knew a great side job mechanic in the Pacific Northwest with time on his hands.

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Re: 2nd gear vanished
« Reply #31 on: August 11, 2019, 07:04:21 am »
I'm a retired, side-job mechanic but I'm on the Indian Ocean coast. But I'm open to job offers that include travel & accommodation.   :)  Hell, I'd do the work for free.   :))  Me and the wife were in Seattle 2 years back and left our 'mark' at the Space Needle global map.   :beerchug:

It will not be the shift drum - they are indestructible.  I'd recommend swapping the engine out - it's gotta come out anyhow.  Splitting the case and swapping gears etc is a little more complex but hey, we see novices do valve check/adjust on these bikes (with varying levels of success) and that's a more technically challenging job.  The chance of getting a used engine with damaged gears is highly remote.  It's the perfect time to do a valve check too if you find that knowledgeable side-job mechanic close by.
« Last Edit: August 11, 2019, 07:11:07 am by Freddy »
The best substitute for brains is ..............what?