Not selecting 1st gear

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Not selecting 1st gear

Postby willowbedone » Thu May 23, 2019 4:11 pm

Help I replaced the kickstart shaft oil seal Now after putting it back together I cannot select the gears properly Have I not alligned something correctly :headbang:

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Re: Not selecting 1st gear

Postby Greybeard » Thu May 23, 2019 8:15 pm

It certainly sounds that way :roll:
Was my previous response re noise in 2nd and 3rd of any assistance?
Following the manual often helps in these situations.

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Re: Not selecting 1st gear

Postby Duncan » Thu May 23, 2019 11:12 pm

Did you index the gearchange quadrant, the top of the knuckle should just line up with the adjacent top right hand inner cover stud?

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Re: Not selecting 1st gear

Postby Expat » Fri May 24, 2019 1:20 am

willowbedone wrote:Help I replaced the kickstart shaft oil seal Now after putting it back together I cannot select the gears properly Have I not alligned something correctly :headbang:


Having the same trouble, though yet to be bothered to put it right as riding is still doable albeit more attention needed in the gear selection department.

Couldn’t make out what the manual was getting at, some fellow members helped explain where I went wrong.

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Re: Not selecting 1st gear

Postby willowbedone » Fri May 24, 2019 1:57 pm

Greybeard wrote:It certainly sounds that way :roll:
Was my previous response re noise in 2nd and 3rd of any assistance?
Following the manual often helps in these situations.

Yes thanks I intend to have a look shortly
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Re: Not selecting 1st gear

Postby bob121 » Fri May 24, 2019 5:41 pm

Most likely is either the pawl moved when the case went back on, or the quadrant wasn't indexed properly.

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