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  1. #11
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    Just reading the stream, Peter is correct on the detent, adjustment is usually good for 'one turn'. I shuffled through some pictures of my 41, might give you a better idea of what you might need to get into. Middle picture you can see the inspection hole on the left. This will give you access to the binding bolt on the fork.
    Bottom keyed nuts are now twist wired and woven under the cross shaft....thought I should mention that before someone said "ah ha" look what.....any way good luck, call me if you need help. Listed
    Sunflower Chapter...Larry Burke or private message. Good luck with your project....ps please do not lever the shift tower fork....


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    Thanks guys. Just getting back to the problem now. ( July 2016) Pulled the detent and the ball but still no results. Sooooooooooo guess I will start with taking the damn thing apart and see what it out of whack. I appreciate all the info given to me over this thread. When corrected I will post the results of the quest. Thanks again for all the help.

    Ben
    Portland, OR

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    I hate to hear that Ben, but you know you will not have a moments peace of mind until you have it out, and get inside. I'm sure myself and many others will be anxiously waiting to find out what's going on in there.
    Eric Smith
    AMCA #886

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    Thanks Eric. Pull the engine yesterday. Only took 6 hours and snapped the wiring on my electric hoist while moving the ramp around. Now to get the engine on a stand and take the pan off. By the way, I have a complete FACTORY boring bar and reamer set up for the 4 cylinder and a factory book for sale[. If you or somebody else is interested, contact me by my email.

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    Well guys. Pulled the engine and removed the pan. Guess what? Every thing was working correctly with the pan removed. It did look like the slider was kinda stuck between the second gear and maybe jammed. I'll put it back together tomorrow and see what happens. Several years ago I bought out a person in California and included was several gasket sets for a 4 cyl. At least I won't have to order new gaskets. I will have a couple of sets left if anyone is interested. They have Indian stamped on them so they are original. Thanks again for the input from all of you. Now all I have to do is put it back together and install. That could be a chore. My electric hoist control pulled out and had to use a come-along to remove it. Have a new hoist now so get it set up and that should help. For those of you who inquire about the parts for sale, as soon as I can will take pictures and get them to you.

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    I hate that. When I have to pull one of my Henderson motors, I want to find a big problem that is easy, and obvious to fix. So Ben, do you have any theories, or even a good guess?
    Eric Smith
    AMCA #886

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    Hi Eric. I don't have the slightest idea what was wrong. Like I said, everything worked good after the pan was pulled. Going camping this weekend so will not get back to the install until next week. This bike will be for sale after I get it running. Getting too old to ride anymore.

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    That's what I've been told . . .
    Rich Inmate #7084

  9. #19
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    Guess what? the bolt that holds the slider gear is too thick. Hits the inspection hole boss and stops the action. I'll grind it down and hopefully that will fix my problem.. Hung the new hoist today so should be able to put the engine back together tomorrow and install. Ben

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