Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Ontario, Canada
Shift Shaft not shifting
So I stripped my bike over the winter, got some work done to it and now it's all back together. Just going over the final tweaking with the clutch and shifter. Now I've encountered a problem.
The shift shaft is really hard to put into 1st gear, and I cannot get it to go up into second. It's really stiff. I didn't remove the clutch or shift shaft or anything internal. Even trying to find neutral is difficult. It is not a smooth action. Yes I am using the clutch when trying to shift. Also, I am doing this with the bike off as I am charging the battery and still have yet to put gas into the tank.
So just to be clear...
Hard to shift down into 1st, hard to find neutral, and cannot shift above that.
All comments would be greatly appreciated as my mechanical know how is sub par.
1999 Yamaha V-Star 650 Custom