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My wife's 2003 Sportster shifts great 97% of the time. On ocassion it won't let you down shift properly. Instead it goes into neutral. Then it doesn't let you shift back into the gear you were at, instead you have to start over at first

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Sounds like early symptoms of shifter pawl trouble. The shifter pawl is behind the clutch assembly in the primary cover. They are pretty bad about giving problems during the late '90's and early 2000's.

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Posted on Oct 06, 2010

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