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post #1 of 6 Old 04-01-2020, 10:47 PM Thread Starter
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Won’t shift

Hello!
First post on the forum, thanks for having me!

So here’s the story. I was going through some mud, got in a real wet spot and got right stuck. Tried to get myself out but everything was bunged up. Eventually got pulled out.

When I tried to get going again, the engine wouldn’t engage in any gear.
The shift lever can only go up and down one spot and doesn’t seem to engage any gears.
I checked the clutch cable and it was within tolerance.
I’ve inspected the pawl spring and it’s fine.

I tried to take the clutch hub off and it is very tight. A big breaker bar couldn’t get it.
I’ve also noticed that the gear behind the clutch hub, as well as main drive gear and water pump gear aren’t able to spin at all.
Tells me the bike isn’t in neutral.
However, the wheels can easily roll back and forth...

The gears not being able to spin makes me fear the worst... transmission issues.

I’m comfortable taking the sides, however I feel splitting the case is out of my league.

Any suggestions?
Thanks,
Dave
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post #2 of 6 Old 04-01-2020, 11:19 PM Thread Starter
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Should also note that the clutch hub won’t spin either
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post #3 of 6 Old 04-02-2020, 12:17 AM
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Will the bike roll forward 10 feet?

Will the bike start?

Whiles stuck, did you try and shift?

Why do you want to remove the clutch hub?

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post #4 of 6 Old 04-02-2020, 12:24 AM
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Clutch hub removal.


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post #5 of 6 Old 04-02-2020, 10:25 AM
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What day did this happen?

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post #6 of 6 Old 04-02-2020, 11:44 AM Thread Starter
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The bike starts.
The bike rolls. (I rolled it about 2 km out of the back road)
I did try to shift when stuck.
I was trying to remove clutch hub to inspect the gear selector.

The bolt that holds the clutch is incredibly tight and my breaker bar slipped last night and broke part of the outer hub off.

I ordered a new clutch hub off eBay last night. Should be arriving in the next two weeks.

This happened two days ago.

I will probably take it in because I feel like this is all out of my league now.
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