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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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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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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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Originally Posted by JK McDonald View Post
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Why don't you talk to Gold Wing Gregg at http://www.justwings.com/Other_Services.html He's pretty much the go to guy on transmissions, ghost shifting and the like on the "other" forum...
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