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Clutch not engageing

I Have A 1986 Honda Shadow VT 1100 when I Start Bike Up Shift Into First Whit Clutch In The Bike Is Wanting To Take Off. After Taking Off Shifting All Gears Its Knot Wanting To Down Shift. Can You Help Me With This Problem.

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  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    bike displays above error cods while running. Will not shift gears, will not engage gears

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Start by changing the gearbox oil and the filter. Ride for 50 miles or so then change the oil again but w/o a new filter this time. Doing this will flush the dirt and grit from the gearbox. Use 10 w40 Pennzoil, Mobil, Shell or any other major brand.

The clutch is not fully dis-engaging. That is what is causing the shifting problems. Hopefully a shift fork has not been bent in your efforts to shift gears. The cost of 6 or 7 quarts of oil and an oil filter is nothing next to the cost for replacing bent shift forks.

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