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I have an 1986 honda 250sx trike and I have to rock it to get into gear but once into gear can not get another gear just seem to go to nutruel. And the gear you get only seems to be 2nd gear.

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250sx is shaft drive adjust your auto clutch

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Your chain is to tight so it does not have enough play to shift is my first thought

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