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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Last edited by rumblebox; 07-25-2015 at 04:25 PM.