The gear linkage fell off the pinion on the back of the gearbox on my Metal Stone yesterday. Simple enough to put back on. But is there a trick to tightening the bolt on the clamp that attaches to the pinion? I spent two hours with fingers jammed into the frame with a L-shaped allen key trying to tighten it. I'm not happy about how tight I've manged to get it. The bolt head is on top of the clamp - if it was beneath the clamp I could get my 6 T-bar hex onto it and tighten it in a jiffy. If I remove the battery
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Does the battery tray remove easily to allow acces to the pinion?What if you replace the allen cap screw with a hex cap. Mine is a hex and it's fairly easy to remove and install with a 10mm wrench. Of course I'm talking about a different model here? Just a thought.,
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From Spyder's tech Tips, section entited: Wrenching Tips for Starter Pinion Gear
The starter pinion gear attaches to a splined endshaft on the starter gearbox assembly. The pinion gear is the gear that spins the ring gear attached to the clutch basket. Unless this gear is installed correctly the assembly can come apart and leave you with a pile of aluminum filings and a milled out extension shaft end support!
When installing the pinion gear on the splined endshaft you will install a splined washer, a spring, a flat washer, the pinion gear, a lockwasher, the extension shaft and the bolt that holds the whole thing together - in that order. The extension shaft is locked to the pinion gear by a lockwasher that fits between the gear and the extension shaft itself. IT IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT THAT THE BOLT IS TIGHTENED ENOUGH TO COMPRESS THE LOCKWASHER FULLY! If the bolt is not tight, the bolt will work loose and eventually cause the pinion gear to become detached from the endshaft spline.
It may be necessary to RED Locktite the screw that holds the endshaft to the starter jackshaft spline. You can use a propane torch (CAREFULLY!) to heat the bolt and break the Locktite bond if you wish to remove the bolt at a later date. Of course, WHENEVER YOU USE AN OPEN FLAME ANYWHERE NEAR YOUR BIKE YOU SHOULD DRAIN THE GAS TANK(S) into a legal and safe container.
The problem is that the endshaft turns in a clockwise direction as the starter is activated. Although the endshaft is held in a bushing, the resistance to turning will cause the endshaft to apply a force in the counterclockwise direction, tending to unscrew the bolt that holds the endshaft in place and compresses the lockwasher. It would be ideal if the endshaft bolt was left-hand threaded, but then it wouldn't mate with a stock starter gearbox endshaft spline.
this might be a simple problem with your gear linkage, your rubber bushes might be worn out, get them replaced... or your gearbox might have broken its synchronizer which actually shifts the gear in the gear box... i prefer u go see a mechanic
HI IF THIS ONLY HAPPENS IN ONE GEAR IT IS LIKELY YOU HAVE SOME DAMAGE TO AT LEAST 1 OF YOUR GEARBOX PINIONS, HOWEVER AS WHEN YOU ENGAGE A GEAR MORE THAN 1 GEAR IS MESSHED WITH ANOTHER I WOULD SUSPECT WEAR OR DAMAGE TO THE MATEING GEAR, ON THE MAINSHAFT AND THE LAYSHAFT, IT WOULD REQUIRE ENGINE REMOVAL AND DISMANTLING TO EXAMINE FOR WARE AND TARE, I WOULD SUGEST YOU DRAIN THE ENGINE OIL INTO A CLEAN CONTAINER AND EXAMINE THE OIL AS YOU POUR THE OIL FROM THE CONTAINER, CAERFULLY EXAMINE THE BOTTOM OF THE CONTAINER FOR ANY PEICES OF METAL, IN REPECT OF A BROKEN TOOTH FROM A GEAR, THE GEARS ARE MADE FROM CAST WHICH CAN BREAK WHEN WORN, IF THE OIL IS CLEAN WITH NO METAL THEN IT COULD BE IN EARLY STAGES.
it could just be the linkage fell off from the gear box,,,or the box is very low on oil dip the oil dip stick to check oil leavel look under the car around the gear box for linkage if its just fell off just put it back on,
the gear linkage has either snapped or come off, you should be able to remove the leather gear gaiter from around the gear stick pull it up and look through the hole. you may have to get under the car to pop it back into place but if it has snapped then you need a new gear linkage, its not expensive and easy enough to fix.
it may be something as simple as a slight ajustment of the gear linkage. be sure all the moving parts on the linkage are not worn. failing this it is highly possible it is a bearing inside the gearbox. we have a manual laguna and an automatic espace and i'v heard that a good secondhand renault gearbax is as rare as hens teeth.
It may be in the linkage that runs from the gear shifter to the gearbox, could be a simple thing, if you have someone under the car while you try to move the gears you may be able to pinpoint the problem.
Make sure the wheels are chocked and the engine is off before letting someone under the car.
I would not think the fine screen inside the gearbox would allow a big enough piece of metal to pass into the valve body etc to cause this problem.
hope this has helped
OK, if it's a cluth probelm then you either need a new clutch, or it's a problem with the slave cylinder. I've even heard if as simple a problem as the bolts holding the slave clynider coming loose, so when you press the clutch, the slave actually moves. If you're having troubles getting it into gear (metal on metal) your shift linkage bushings could be worn. There are 2 on the shifter end, and 2 on the transmission end. I recommend replacing them with a more solid bushing from ****** Racing (www.boogerracing.com) that will give a much more confident feel than the stock rubber bushings.