Shift shaft slop warning.
I just installed a copper oil drain plug washer on the shift shaft of my bike, to eliminate the shaft slop, (missing down shifts.) After reinstalling the primary case cover and buttoning every thing up, some how wound up with only gears 1 and 2, and neutral. In 2nd, the shift lever stays up. Moving it down manually, does not enable a shift into third.
This morning, I discovered on that other site, that there are two different thickness of drain plug washers on the market. If you are unfortunate enough to use the thicker washer, (witch I did), the shift shaft will bind and not work properly. Others have had this problem too. SO BE WARNED!
This quote from the other site.
Just did this yesterday. Very easy job with you guys' help. I did notice that the washer I got was twice as thick as normal. I think Vic is starting to use a thicker washer. This thicker washer, when installed, will only allow 1st and 2nd gear to engage. Don't ask how I know that. Wish I would have measured the thinner one so I could post the differences. One looks like a nickel and the other looks like a dime is the best I can explain it as far as thickness goes. Just thought I'd share to point out the different thickness washers being put out there.
Long Island, NY
2010 Cross Roads. Midnight Cherry.
Last edited by Richie271; 07-12-2017 at 11:17 AM.