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FXR 5 speed transmission wont shift 1st gear just spins like neutral?

Ok i'll start off saying i wanted a 5 speed trans for my old troublehead did some looking and found one. only to find out later i already had one in the bike replaced aal the seals and bearings retaining rings thrust washers and went to put it together only to find that now it will go through all gears but 1st it just spin's like neutral. ive had it apart about three times all is correct in the gears assy. any ideas??? thanks in advance

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Did you make sure the shift fork is on proper direction.Soetimes the're offset.These things happen.

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Sometimes they have to have little shims on them so they mesh correctly when they engage.

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