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Default How to replace a shifter ratchet (photos)

If you find yourself more and more often still in 1st gear after attempting a WOT 1-2 shift, or if it takes a lot of effort to downshift, this is probably the reason. After 50k miles of continual ass beating, mine eventually became impossible to shift into 2nd above 5k RPM.



This is a very simple procedure, but it always helps to know exactly what you're doing before starting.

Therefore, I'm going to break it down Barney style.

Drain most of your oil into a clean container. (Don't tell my wife. )


Remove the circle cover thingy that scratches easily.


Remove the smaller circle oil seal thingy.


Remove the O-ring with a pick, and clean the mating surface of deposites before installing the new one.

Remove the clutch cable ball end.

Remove the clutch shaft retaining bolt, and pull the shaft out. (Beavis and Butthead voice)

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Mark the position of the shifter arm thingy with a sharpie if you dont want to adjust it again later. Remove the arm. You don't have to unbolt it from the rod like i did.

Remove the cover bolts.

If you didn't eat your wheaties this morning, the magnet will be a formitable opponent when removing the cover, but make sure you pull it straight off without going sideways. Also, be careful not to put much tension on the ?stator? wires. I simply laid the cover on my leg as i worked.

Simply pull the shifter out the back of the cover. Change the spring over to the new shifter. **Add a 7/16" washer between the cover and the C-clip when installing the new shifter to correct slop from the factory.** I tried adding 2 washers, and it was too tight. So only use 1 washer.

Inspect your star while it's apart. Mine looks ok i guess.

When you put the cover back on, hold the ratchet in position by the shaft.

If the gasket is a pain in the ass and won't stay in place, put a dab of RTV in a few spots.

Reverse process for installation.

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High fives to you Rumblebox for posting one of the best - if not the best - step-by-step photo-instruction I have seen here. It even tops a lot of videos. I will be printing this out and putting it in my bike's shop manual. Thanks again...Ric

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Should this be a sticky?

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Should this be a sticky?
I would certainly vote for that.
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Yup , great info here .... Thanks Brother !
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I would certainly vote for that.
Me too........

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sorry this is to late
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What's too late?

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Thingy!!!!! Love it......that sounds like something I'd say

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