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Thread: Hard shifting into 3rd gear

  1. #11
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    What role could a mis-alligned shifter fork play in this problem?
    If you have an allignment tool I would check the shifter fork spacing prior to disassembly just to be sure they are spaced correctly.

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    I always grind a lead in on Andrews shift forks

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    Quote Originally Posted by duffeycycles View Post
    I always grind a lead in on Andrews shift forks
    Forks or do you mean clutches? Thanks.
    Bob Rice #6738

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    Forks..the edges catch on the clutches.There is a gear clearance problem with one of them that needs to be closely looked at also.Spin thru everything checking for smooth operation

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    I was talking to a friend of mind today and he mentioned of taking a tranny apart that was hard to shift and he found that the lock tab for the shifting fork bushing had never been bent over and nut had worked itself loose ruining the proper positioning of the fork. Just another thought.
    Bob Rice #6738

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    It could be as simple as readjusting the shifting forks with a shifting fork gage. “Took a long ride today” ? That’s kinda cruel to some of us ! Happy new year. Wow ! I feel stupid , yesterdays posts did not appear till I posted this, which is mostly repeating them. Also,where the heck did. Those weird capital As come from?
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    I want to thank all that responded with usable insight, and knowledge. I'll copy these replies and refer to them when I pull the transmission for repair. Jcadams, we do have nice weather here in Florida in the winter; but we also have millions of tourists in season, and apparently they don't have traffic laws where they come from
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    Quote Originally Posted by duffeycycles View Post
    I always grind a lead in on Andrews shift forks
    Ditto this. If it comes apart, might be worth checking into. I'll even cast a sharp eye to an OEM one.

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    What does the lead look like?

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    Taper the fork in the direction the shift clutch turns into the shift fork.[lead in]A little more than taking a burr off.

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