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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-03-2019, 12:10 PM
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I'm not a wrench so I might be wrong on this but it still requires pulling the engine and transmission to do it. I know that sucks but I don't know of any other way. According to the service manual the shift forks and shift drum can only be accessed from the rear of the engine case and that requires removal of the engine.Yes, it is a huge time consuming job. I don't have a flat rate sheet for the labor but that figure they gave you wouldn't surprise me.
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post #12 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-04-2019, 06:49 AM
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This is a very broad generality about your problem with second gear but if a motorcycle is accelerated hard each time one starts out from a standing stop it is the second gear that usually takes a beating, no matter the manufacturer or model. First gear is spared because the slippage of the clutch eases its stress but second gear takes a big dose of stress during hard acceleration. Your statement that you have fun in second gear, which probably means pulling away from stops like you were drag racing, has probably damaged the transmission.
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post #13 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-05-2019, 09:12 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks all for input, yeah I guess I've been just too hard on her, I adjusted my driving habits the last couple of days, concentrating on more of a smoother slower acceleration in 2nd gear and she does pretty good, no slipping when I baby her a little. I'm just going to chalk it up as any good motorcycle can break if you ride the hell out of it! LOL, not selling, couldn't do it I love too many other things about her after weekend deliberation.
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post #14 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-09-2019, 02:22 PM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by JK McDonald View Post
Hey Keller - Just a suggestion if your bike does require a major disassembly for repair - since you mentioned the primary problem seemed to occur during a down shift, perhaps you could extend the life of your transmission by easing it down through the gears as you approach a stop or up during light acceleration.

Have you tried applying power in the other gears and not crank open the throttle as much when in 3rd? The available torque band of the 1800 is so wide and versatile - it wont hurt anything to baby it a little in this case to get some more years out of it.

Good Luck - Ride safe, Michael
Yep I have had to adjust my riding. I now do not down shift from any gear to 2nd with high tac, Still fun to ride, I do not gun in second gear now if I got there on a down shift. Now on rolling, I will go clear to first gear and then click to second if I am wanting to take off a little quicker. If I am careful it does not slip! Now though I am wondering if I should trade it in, as will it continue to get worse, even if I baby it....
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Why don't you talk to Gold Wing Gregg at He's pretty much the go to guy on transmissions, ghost shifting and the like on the "other" forum...

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