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My 1989 VT1100 jumps out of 3rd gear?

It is either a broken gear tooth or a bent shift fork? Does anyone have a diagram and where do I buy the parts, once I figure out which one it is?

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  • shadowfan May 26, 2009

    I also have the same problem. According to a dealer I contacted you would need to strip the whole engine (which is costly) or find a replacement engine. To mee this sounded a bit drastic, so I wonder if anyone can confirm this scenario or if there is a simpler solution


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A broken gear will make a clicking noise each revolution of the gear. It will not cause the bike to slip out of gear. The problem sounds like a mildly bent shift fork.

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