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2nd gear jumps out and oil rnd front of engine whats the problem

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Ur bike is 20yrs-may be time for a rebuild--crankcase gasket cud be leakin or bolts loosin their torque-get a tech manual to see if ur comfortable in this maintenance

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Can I GET TO SECOND GEAR BY TAKING OFF THE MOTOR flip it upside down and REMOVING Imoving somedsysnc? Is this how I get to 2nd gear it needs to be fix or that one replaced .

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As you said above your engine oil is goin lickage so find out any crack or pinhole on pipeline for collent oil rails.

replace oil pipies weld any crack found on transmision case thna your gear will work batter.


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