Gear selector problem

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Gear selector problem

Postby jambo-st1300 » 15 Mar 2015, 03:42

Hi all,

I took my bike out today for a cobweb clearing blast after 3 weeks of non-use, and the gear selector wouldn't return to centre after putting it in 1st, and after every subsequent gear change. Every gear change required me manually moving it back to central position from the up position with the instep of my boot, or it wouldn't engage any other gear.

Any quick suggestion as to the cause of this and any fixes?

She ran perfectly with no problems 3 weeks ago, and it's not a ride-ability issue, it's just annoying, especially when needing to change down quickly. Grrrrrr

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Re: Gear selector problem

Postby mbrST1100 » 15 Mar 2015, 11:24

jambo-st1300 wrote:Any quick suggestion as to the cause of this and any fixes?

I'm afraid that the internal, shifter reset spring (P/N 2465MBB000) might be either stuck or broken...

You might first check/lubricate the (external) shifter linkage, but if that doesn't fix it, I see some time in the hangar...
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Re: Gear selector problem

Postby Baldeagle » 15 Mar 2015, 11:25

Try giving the linkage a spray with some lubricant, then work the lever through the gears while bike on centre stand.
Hopefully that might clear it. :)
It might be some crud that has solidified over the three weeks it has been standing.



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Gear selector problem

Postby PeterPan » 15 Mar 2015, 19:53

I have had the same problem a few times over the years. It's lack of Grease on the linkage Between the lever and the gearbox.

I shall try and look for a picture of the part.

First time I had it I was on Czech/German border panicking. But a German Honda dealer sorted it out in moments.

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Edit

Looked but never really found a picture but the info I found says just follow the lever around the bike between it and the Gearbox and grease the joints.


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Re: Gear selector problem

Postby zebedeee » 15 Mar 2015, 21:27

You might want to try this LINK as it has a write up and pictures.

EDIT - Just noticed your pic is of a 1300 and I think my link is for an 1100.
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Re: Gear selector problem

Postby jambo-st1300 » 15 Mar 2015, 22:12

Thanks all.

I will have a look next weekend.
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Re: Gear selector problem

Postby PeterPan » 15 Mar 2015, 23:44

zebedeee wrote:You might want to try this LINK as it has a write up and pictures.

EDIT - Just noticed your pic is of a 1300 and I think my link is for an 1100.


I think it's a very similar idea although if memory serves me right the linkage goes from one side of the engine to the other on a 1300 so it's longer. But the type of linkages in the pictures are about the same.


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Re: Gear selector problem

Postby BB08 MCN » 20 Mar 2015, 20:14

Correct Peter, I remember your phonecall for help from Berlin. It does sound like the same description.
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Re: Gear selector problem

Postby jambo-st1300 » 20 Mar 2015, 22:04

Yeah the linkage is from one side to the other. Thanks to the new wd40 can design I managed to lubricate the entire underside of the bike

Anyway it worked!

Gear change is lovely now :-)

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Re: Gear selector problem

Postby Derek-Dex-French » 27 Mar 2015, 10:34

Should keep some corrosion at bay then Jamie....
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