Question about Harley Davidson XLH 1000 Sportster Motorcycles
Posted by Anonymous on
Hi Anonymous, and the usual suspects are:
1. Shifter pawl improperly adjusted.
2. Shifter drum improperly adjusted or damaged.
3. Shifter engaging parts/dogs badly worn or rounded.
4. Shifter forks bent.
5. Damaged gears.
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Posted on Sep 25, 2015
If you like to drag race on the street and do a LOT of hard shifts the most likely will be worn dogs on the gears ... to find out put your bike in the gear that is popping out the most and gradually bring on the power ... if it pops out of gear anywhere before max, its the shift dogs ... tranny rebuild time. It's behind the primary cover and not a big deal for a HD tech but not something with which you want to experiment,
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: gear problems
Take it to the dealer to have a quick look at it, it could just be either a bit of running in stickyness or they forgot to check something was tightened up properly before you got your hands on it. Failing that, try an oil additive such as Slick50 in the oil tank, a fuel additive such as Redex in the fuel tank and if the engine's water / liquid cooled (spot the bike expert) stick something like Redline Waterwetter in the coolant tank... and it might feel a bit better (and last longer).
Posted on Nov 10, 2008
SOURCE: 99 KX 500 skips in 3rd gear
when gears start to skip it is most likely one of towo things. either a shift fork is bent or the gear dogs are worn. when inspecting gears they may not appear to be broken or worn. what you are looking for is shiny worn dogs or slots on the gears. if they dont appear to have the newly casted look to them but yet shiny slightly worn spots. that is more then enough for a gear to kick out of place. next look at the shift forks. the pads of the forks should also appear to be new. under normal use these dont wear. so if there is any sign of scrapping, or shiny worn spots this indicates a bent fork. like i said these arent really noticeable at first glance but a good hard look will reveal these shiny spots that make a big difference.
Posted on Mar 24, 2009
there is an internal clutch adjustment on that bike that may not be properly set. call your local bike mechanic and they can tell you how it can be set properly.
Posted on May 06, 2009
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