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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 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wv9FzI6MTKg helped me out and at least its winter time.
Have you looked at going with one of these? https://www.denniskirk.com/baker-drivetrain/anti-overshift-ratchet-shift-pawl-assembly-555-56.h11075.prd/H11075.sku#reviews

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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Offline JW113

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Re: Shift return spring
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2019, 10:41:30 AM »
I just replaced the stock shifter arm this week with the Baker one. One dissapointment, the groove for the retaining ring was not cut too far inboard, so the retaining ring would not snap into it. I had to hold the shifter arm from inside the trans to put the shift arm on, sure hope I never have to take if off again to fix a leaky seal or something.

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Offline Naear

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Re: Shift return spring
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2019, 05:48:07 AM »
I too had trouble with this snap ring locking in with washer on shaft I found the seal for shifter shaft in my jims kit was to thick the one covered in rubber.
Only way I found is to get the Oem seal with metal exposed it was just right to get the washer and ring to seat on shaft