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Hi my dragstar has a problem withe the gear shifter not returning to its natural resting position. When i change gear the pedal sticks untill i give it a nudge then it gose back into place. i have checked the springs on the shaft and all seem ok. the clutch works fine and can select gears ok. coud this be a slight bend in the shaft or is there somthing have missed. Cheers Paul.

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  • p_maj57 Apr 18, 2009

    Hi thanks for the advice will try it at the weekend, will let you know how i get on. Cheers Paul

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The only other thing would be dirt, grit or corrosion behind the shaft seal. You have already eliminated most anything else other than a slightly bent shaft. It sounds to me that you pretty well know your way around an engine.

I would go ahead and pop the old seal out (get a new one in hand first), then see what you can see. If you pull the shaft and a slight bend is present, find the highpoint and give it a slight bend back. If you feel the need, then get a new one from the dealer or Google " motorcycle salvage honda " and get a good used one for less cash.

Please rate this solution. Thanks p_maj57!

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