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'92 softtail 5 speed only has 1st & 2nd gear

Bike only has 1st & 2nd gear no neutral, feels like a lot of play in shifter.

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  • focus14841 Feb 10, 2009

    removed transmission top cover. inspected shifter cam, shifter pawl,& related linkage. found the shifter arm spring had snapped.

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Probably the snapring on shifting drum pull top cover to inspect

Posted on Jan 02, 2010

  • makeitfast57 Jan 02, 2010

    glad YOU figured out your prob by YOU decideing to remove top cover and inspect

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It will be hard to shift or find neutral if the clutch isn't adjusted right. check your adjustment first.

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