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1984 Honda Shadow VT 700 Shift Problem

My 1984 Shadow VT 700 will not shift into first gear. When I press the shifter all the way down it is in neutral. Every once in a while it will slip into first, but not very often.

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Based on the information you have provided I suspect a bent shift fork in your transmission. To fix it you will have to take the transmission cover off and get at that fork. Replacing the fork is probably easiest, the labor to get to it is the expensive part.

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