Trasmission Experts?

Ernest Montague afm199 at
Fri Sep 5 07:39:50 PDT 2008

First I would put the bike on a stand, remove the linkage to the 
knuckle and try shifting it by hand and see what happens.  All that 
given you probably are missing a dog or the fork is worn/bent.  And yes 
that means splitting the cases.

On Sep 5, 2008, at 7:19 AM, Steve Robertson wrote:

> Looking for some transmission advice. 2 race weekends ago I started 
> having some
> difficulty getting into 5th. I tried putting some extra preload onto 
> the shifter, tried
> not preloading at all and finally tired using the clutch. Nothing 
> seemed to help and
> I only managed to get into 5th just over half of the time. The next 
> race weekend it
> was even worse so rather than have a big mess I just went down a 
> couple of teeth
> on the rear sprocket and lugged it around. (good thing our track is so 
> short)
> I guess I will have to rip the whole motor apart to get to the trani 
> but what would be the
> most likely problem? Should I be looking for trouble on the gears 
> themselves or at the
> shift drum and forks? Or somewhere else??? Is there something I can 
> check by just going
> in through the clutch side or do I really have to split the cases?
> thanks,
> Steve

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