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2002 sportster wont shift past 2nd

I can shift into 1st neutral and 2nd and thats it. its a 2002 sportster 883 custom

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Could be shifter linkage adjustment otherwise transmission likely needs to come apart and be inspected.

Posted on Oct 18, 2014

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SOURCE: 04 sportster 883 will turn over and back fire but will not start

Sounds like it jumped time.. Check your timing ..

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It is a splined shaft.

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SOURCE: 883 Sportster 4 speed wont go into 1st and second

If your Sportster has a four speed transmission, it's is an older Ironhead Sportster. If it's an 883cc (900), it was built prior to 1971. I suspect that this is not what you have.

All Evolution powered Sportsters had five speed transmissions. I would suspect that your shifting problem is a broken shifter pawl in the primary. The pawl is just behind the clutch assembly. They are not difficult to replace. You may can do it without pulling the clutch assembly but I've always pulled the assembly.

As for the tranny running hot, you should be running about a quart of H-D semi synthetic primary lube for Sportsters in the primary. They will get hot since the engine and tranny are unitized and heat will be conducted throughout the engine case.

Good Luck
Steve

Posted on Jul 07, 2010

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