Question about Harley Davidson FLHX Street Glide Motorcycles
It slips in 5th gear
Posted by Anonymous on
Make sure you have about a 1/4inch of free play in the clutch lever, slacken the cable until you have. If hydraulic, I suspect the springs or plates.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Slipping in second gear
The problem you are having is in the transmission. You have lost the second gear shift fork and the drive gear on the main shaft minimum, there is a good chance you also will have to replace the second gear wheel as well.
The good news is you may not have to remove the top end when preforming this repair but you will have to split the lower cases to access the transmission.
Below is the link you can access to see how the transmission is put together and it also has the prices for the parts you may need.
GSF 1200 Parts , just click on the link and it will take you to the page to see the parts. The gears are just at $100.00 and the shift fork will cost around $32.00. Essentially the parts are not too bad but you will also need a complete engine gasket set as well. I'd buy the complete set including the top end just in case you might want to freshen up the engine.
My recommendation would be to at the minimum replace the piston rings as well. Make sure you use an AN400 honing stone and you want about a 30 degree cross hatch in the hone pattern. Do NOT get crazy when honing because you are removing precious material which will increase piston to cylinder wall clearance. You pretty much want to just remove the "glaze" in the cylinders when replacing the rings. I'd also recommend doing a leak down test on the valves. All you need to do is pour a solvent down the ports to make sure they are not leaking.
I'm getting a little carried away here so if you would like further assistance please send me a reply.
Hope this helps you!
Posted on Dec 27, 2008
Did you do an oil change recently? Sometimes a motor cycles clutch shares the oil with the engine and a different kind of oil then the bike requires will cause the clutch to slip. This happens alot especially if someone switches to some types of synthetic oil when the bike had regular oil before the oil change.
Posted on Jun 24, 2009
More than likely the shifter pawl has broken. Breaking in 5th gear is kind of unusual however, they usually break between first and second.
You'll have to remove the outer primary cover to look at the shifter pawl. It's partially covered by the clutch assembly.
Posted on Mar 07, 2010
Testimonial: "Thankyou for your help, I have been looking at an exploded drawing of the Sportster gearbox, so I can see what you mean."
Yamaha has a curved washer style clutch spring that it uses for this model. These have been prone to slipping from day 1. Normally when you get on the throttle hot and heavy. A new spring will help the situation for a while but you may have to replace the clutch pack to get more pressure through out the clutch pack if the bike has high miles on it. Maybe the dealer would know if the VMAX spring is heavier and would work as a replacement.
Posted on Apr 25, 2010
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