gs, the shift dog-lever is located under the right side tranny cover. it is real ez to get at if you exhaust system is not in the way. here are some pix.bike has no play in cable at all. this bike is well maintained never beat.... never had any problems with shift very smooth like its brand new????? 30,000 miles Do you think they will have to split case??
So, with the engine off, you can get 2/3 etc. If so, you have a clutch/pressure plate problem. when I get into the garage, I'll get the service manual out and see if it's easey to check. I've never been into the clutchs. Do you have a manual?gilly, thanx for your responses, yes the engine shifts freely eng off from 1st and nuetral.
Ponch, thanx for the pics that will help me mucho much.......
Hey some good news, i ran the bike down the street in first gear and the bike shifted into 2nd and all gears beyond?? whatever was preventing me to shift must have come free. no suspected damge. goofy, thanx for your help. i was getting board with the goldwing. i need to get on that Vulcan and hear some rumble!So, with the engine off, you can get 2/3 etc. If so, you have a clutch/pressure plate problem. when I get into the garage, I'll get the service manual out and see if it's easey to check. I've never been into the clutchs. Do you have a manual?
I have no idea what happened here but just for the hell of it i decided to run my bike down the street in 1st gear. it started shifting normal through all gears? whatever was stuck, UNSTUCK. Very happy to get back on my monster, bored with the goldwing. thanx for the pics you guys are awesome.gs, the shift dog-lever is located under the right side tranny cover. it is real ez to get at if you exhaust system is not in the way. here are some pix.
check your shift linkage under the bike and also the shift-shaft that enters the tranny at the rear. look for any thing that could be hanging it up. If you have to pull the covers, then check for clean ratchet action of the shift dog-lever and also step rotation of the shift-hex unit.
btw, there is a pin in that hex unit which is a neutral indicator. dont loose it when you have the gear case open.
let us know how far you have to take yor skoot down and what success you have.
Hope it works out , but as OBG says these things dont usually heal themselves .thnx for the info- im gonna keep rollin for now fingers crossed
rollin her out of garage in flip flops and at a stop got I in between gears when i heard unusual box noise. not a stupid question at all. I think thats what happened not rollin 1st to 2nd, not payin attention to what i was doin, bein in a hurry. dumbMaybe a stupid question but you were moving when trying to shift to second and it wouldn't right?
If you were sitting still then that was the problem, our bikes will not shift from 1st to 2nd while sitting still.
Don't ask me how I know
hey thnx for all the info, for now im rollin, sure like this forum. nice gettin off my goldwing, and feelin the power of that VN2000....I wouldn't relax just yet. There is a good chance this is going to happen again. I would follow Ponch's line of thought, crack open that side case and take a look at things. I was a MC mechanic for some years and I found that unlike organic life, engines and transmission are not usually self repairing. Sorry.