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Offline Gary400/4

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None returning gear lever issue
« on: May 12, 2022, 10:23:12 PM »
I am having an issue with my gear lever sticking in the up position meaning I cannot change gear. If I release the clutch cover Allen bolts a tad. The spring return allows my gear lever to return to usability again. I am wondering how much clearance there is by the clutch cover to a point of contact within impacting upon my gear changing mechanism. I have just changed my clutch thrust washer, given my old was very worn. Thinking that allowed my clutch drum to come in to far. Could it be the clutch cover gasket thickness. I have made my own using Flexoid gasket paper, it is quite thin? Any ideas most welcome. I had to forgo the recent NABD rally because I couldn't change gear out of 2nd.

Offline Johnwebley

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Re: None returning gear lever issue
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2022, 10:31:46 PM »
It sounds like the gear change shaft may be bent,

If it works with the outer cover off,

,the internal mechanisms seems okay,

I don't know about heating and bending to straighten,

But it doesn't seem impossible

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Offline Bryanj

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Re: None returning gear lever issue
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2022, 11:06:56 PM »
The gasket may well be too thin, Honda factor in the gasket thickness as clearance

Offline Gary400/4

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Re: None returning gear lever issue
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2022, 10:37:34 AM »
Many thanks my gear lever is now selecting again and the return spring is returning the lever to the middle. It was because I used a too thin clutch cover gasket. A DIY one I made out of gasket paper. Let this be a lesson to anyone else who makes thier own gaskets. Just make sure the gasket thickness is similar to the original.

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Re: None returning gear lever issue
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2022, 12:27:49 PM »
Should have used Frosties!

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Re: None returning gear lever issue
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2022, 01:12:39 PM »
Should have used Frosties!

Yeah THEY'RE GREAT!!!!!!!
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Re: None returning gear lever issue
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2022, 03:34:01 PM »
I prefer the tiger in my tank!  ;D
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