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Offline Redbeard83

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Shift return spring
« on: February 08, 2019, 05:29:09 PM »
Looks like I'm gonna have to get into it and take the tranny apart. 87 fxr 5 speed. Should be fun as its my first time doin this one. I've pretty good local Indy shop resources, but would like to put it here to get any more insite on the job. Thanks gurus, I'll keep ya posted.

Offline Burnout

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Re: Shift return spring
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2019, 08:31:12 PM »
Hopefully the broken spring did not go through the gears.
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Offline Naear

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Re: Shift return spring
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2019, 06:23:24 AM »
Bummer just had to do this sept 2018
If you dont have this heres a good watch helped me out and at least its winter time.
Have you looked at going with one of these?

Offline Thermodyne

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Re: Shift return spring
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2019, 11:54:54 AM »
Its not to bad of a job.  Pulling the race for the primary bearing is the only PITA with it.

When you order parts, You can get an improved pawl from Baker, and a improved primary bearing race from S&S. 

Offline Breeze

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Re: Shift return spring
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2019, 04:01:01 AM »
While you have it apart, check and remove any sharp edges on the plate that the spring wraps around, at the end of shifter shaft. Mine had sharp edge that probably caused my spring to fail by wearing/scoring it.
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