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Gear shifter problem, cant get all gears   Technical-Bikes

Started Jul-10 by Hally1962; 353 views.
Hally1962

From: Hally1962

Jul-10

Hi I was out for a ride today and could not get into 4th or 5th gears, I done a youtube search and there is a screw that comes loose inside the left hand cover just to the right of the fly wheel , any one else had this problem on a v star 1100, It looks like a simple fix to sort the problem, if you have had the same problem or similar did it cure the issue

Fireteacher

From: Fireteacher

Jul-11

You are correct.  The screw going into the center of the shift drum is notorious for backing out and interfering with the shift linkage.  It is imperative that you address this immediately.  Otherwise, the threat of the screw backing out further and rendering the bike unrideable or the screw snapping off is imminent.

Once you come upon the screw and if it’s not damaged, loctite it back in place and you’ll be fine for the life of the bike.  If you wait and the screw breaks off, your repair is infinitely more complicated.

There is a video on YouTube that addresses it specifically with a good explanation and solution.

Good luck

Hally1962

From: Hally1962

Jul-11

All sorted now mate  runs line a dream 

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