No 3rd gear

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No 3rd gear

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Post by DaveAus » Mon May 18, 2015 12:31 am

Hi,

I've just got my 52 Panhead up and running and I went for my first ride on the weekend.

The bike is a foot change bike and I can get first, second and fourth gear but nothing in third, it just like shifting into neutral. Changing down I can get all four gears but not while changing up.

My guess is I have a problem with the shifter shaft but before I pull the tranmission out I thought I'd see if anyone else has experienced this before.

Thanks
Dave



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Re: No 3rd gear

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Post by RUBONE » Mon May 18, 2015 12:59 am

Shifter fork spacing could be off, shift drum could have too much end play, ratchet pawl adjustment not right, or some combination of these. Check the easy stuff first. You haven't seen inside the box on this one yet have you Dave.
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Re: No 3rd gear

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Post by DaveAus » Mon May 18, 2015 1:12 am

Thanks Robbie and no I havent had a look inside yet.

I was hoping for something easy but I think its coming out!

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Re: No 3rd gear

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Post by 58flh » Mon May 18, 2015 12:21 pm

I would check the timing of the drum in the ratchet-lid.While in there Make-sure the PAWLS & SPRINGS are in good condition.--Sharp Pawls & no broken springs.Check shifting forks & make-sure both hats are present.Can you go from 2 to 4 by passing right over 3rd?-----Or is it a Hard time on your foot to pull it up to 4th?----Respectfully Richie//---Sorry--I see Rubone was fast on the trigger :lol:

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Re: No 3rd gear

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Post by flatboy1950 » Mon May 18, 2015 1:46 pm

3-4 shifter clutch installed back to front ?

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Re: No 3rd gear

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Post by DaveAus » Mon May 18, 2015 11:28 pm

I need to get the back wheel up and have a play but it goes into gear fine and then up to third and nothing and then up another one up and into forth.

Coming back down all the gears are there but I cant tell when Im riding the bike if the rachet is clicking in each time I push the lever.

Its a bit of a mystery at the moment
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Re: No 3rd gear

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Post by Robert Luland » Tue May 19, 2015 10:31 pm

Dave, face it. Your pulling the box.

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Re: No 3rd gear

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Post by DaveAus » Tue May 19, 2015 11:29 pm

I got out into the shed last night and I was able to find 3rd gear.

The issue is I have to lift the shifter up to the bottom of the mouse trap to get it to engage.

I'll pull the inner and out primary off and have a look at the ratchet mechanisim first.

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Re: No 3rd gear

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Post by 58flh » Wed May 20, 2015 1:03 pm

Daveaus----Before you rip her apart--Do you think the Mousetrap is not set correctly???--Just throwing it out there As You get third /but with force!-& Downshifting you get third without any problems.Maybe something to give a LOOK-SEE before you teardown.----Respectfully---Richie

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Re: No 3rd gear

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Post by DaveAus » Wed May 20, 2015 11:44 pm

Hi Richie,

I think I have the mouse trap set up pretty well and I have no crunching, grinding or dragging.

I'll make sure the ratchet is timed properly before I pull it out as I want that to be my LAST opion.

Cheers
Dave

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