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09-07-2007 07:00 PM
09-06-2007 01:12 AM
VICKLR I concur. I think im going to pull the engine sunday evening........
09-05-2007 10:39 PM
BobTheBiker from the sounds of it, your shift drum mechanism, or the gear shift mechanism inside your tranny is needing repair. possibly a bent/broken shift fork, or it may just be jammed. I personally wouldnt recommend jarring anything since that could and probably will cause more damage. using care not to break anything is important in this area unless you're either, A made of money, B like replacing lots of parts, or both A and B
09-05-2007 09:40 PM
VICKLR The shifter is not stuck. It moves full swing but no engagement to shift trans through gear. It is not stuck it is just that it cant select any of the gears and its in first gear.
09-05-2007 09:11 PM
f1rocco Does it still drive in first gear....Or not moving at all......If you have to gut it to fix it....Id try to drag it in gear and force the shift....Maybe when shut off....Also might try and yank it in reverse...Or tap the shift rod or pull on it a tad.........Might just be something hanging up and a slight thump or jar might shift it back in place.......Not sure just throwing something out there....
09-05-2007 08:48 PM
VICKLR They make a 703.5 cc kit now WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
09-05-2007 08:35 PM
BobTheBiker the part I'm thinking, only entails pulling the oil pan off the bike I think, although it is POSSIBLE that you may have to pull a bit more. I cant see it hurting anything to put the big bore kit in though, I mean while its apart, why not?
09-05-2007 08:15 PM
VICKLR How do I adress the issue. I am capable enough to tear down this engine. I dont want too tear down this engine. LOL. But it would be nice to install a 685 bog bore kit since I have it apart. The money I will spend taking this to a bike shop makes me sick to my stomach. If I tear this engine apart fix the problem, install a big bore kit..... Ill make out cheeper still rather than taking it to a bike shop!!!
09-05-2007 08:04 PM
BobTheBiker all I can think of is that you have a major tranny issue. from the sounds of it, you may have a return spring on the internals of your tranny gone bad.
09-05-2007 07:53 PM
VICKLR Called Extreme power sports and they said that it may be 220.00 dollars min. he would not give me a max price to fix. It may take more parts if its not something simple.
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