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1978 goldwing 1978 honda1000 goldwing hung in low gear

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  • BrianWren Jul 07, 2010

    How do you mean?

  • BrianWren Jul 07, 2010

    How do you mean? More details would be helpful. While running? All the time? Shifter moves but does nothing? shifter wont move the way it ought?

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I have only experienced this phenomenon after reassembling a CX500. Unfortunately I had to take the rear cover off to fix it. There is a small spring that attaches to the gear changer mechanism that holds two opposed quarter gears in position. In my instance, when reassembling the gears became misaligned. You put it all back together, step it into first and the bike locks in first gear (disassembly required). I think in your case the spring has broken causing the same final result. It is possible that you have a bent shift fork, or other damage, unfortunately disassembly will be require to diagnose the problem. As I recall there are some removable inspection covers on the GL1000. A knowledgeable mechanic may be able to diagnose through the inspection covers.

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