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Old 03-26-2010, 09:47 AM   #1
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50 Shifting Hard

I've ridden a couple other fifties recently and noticed they shift alot smoother then mine. I'm wondering if this is a hint of a problem to come in the tranny? I'm also thinking it may be my idle is a little high, or possibly the shifter isnt in the best position. Anybody have any thoughts on this. It pretty much bangs into first and second, maybe shift forks?
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Old 03-26-2010, 09:59 AM   #2
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hhhhhmmmmm?..... Well its always best to try the cheapest fixes first. Take the shift lever off, clean the splines with a wirebrush (or old toothbrush), replace shift lever straight, Check for improvements.

If thats not it go on to the next posibility.

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You don't have a heavy duty auto clutch do you?

Also, whens the last time you changed the oil in the fiddy?
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Old 03-26-2010, 10:16 AM   #3
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Bring it on Monday and I can have a look at it for you. Maybe you need to adjust the clutch. It is probably the oil. Mine starts getting really clunky.
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Old 03-26-2010, 10:25 AM   #4
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I checked the oil and it probably only has 15 hours of use, still looks fresh. The shift lever was tweaked and I put it in the vise and made it mostly straight, this could be the issue. I wasnt aware you could adjust the clutch. Anyone have the feeler gauges and valve tool for the valve adjustment, its startin to get a little ticky?
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I checked the oil and it probably only has 15 hours of use, still looks fresh. The shift lever was tweaked and I put it in the vise and made it mostly straight, this could be the issue. I wasnt aware you could adjust the clutch. Anyone have the feeler gauges and valve tool for the valve adjustment, its startin to get a little ticky?
did you put the oil in? what kind did you use?
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I recommend using a synthetic oil if you aren't already. More often than not, you'll notice a difference in how smooth you bike shifts.

I've ridden 50s that shift smoother than mine and i've ridden some that feel like they shift hard. Buddy of mine had stiffer springs in his and it was a harder hit into each gear.
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yeah i may switch to synthetic since it only uses a quart, my dr350 has synthetic and it cost more to change its oil then my fukin jeep! but it does last longer and run cooler. Yes I did the last oil change, i think i used honda 10-30? I will bring it up monday so chad can scope it out. Anyone know the best route or have suggestions for rewrapping the stator, i really want a headlight
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ive heard to use honda gn4 oil. something because the wet clutch. not sure it really matters though
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Clutch might need to be adjusted.
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+2 adjust the clutch on the right side ... loosen that nut and use a flat head to twist that pin .. i think to the left will loosen it up
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cool, i will do some trial and error with it tonight and see what works, thanks
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To adjust the clutch you want to loosen the retaining nut, turn the screw one rotation CW, then turn CCW until; you get a little resistance. Then turn CW just barely, like 1/8 turn max and tighten the retaining nut.
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Text me on Monday so I can try and be there when you get there. The bike needs to be cold to check the valves. So don't run it. I can check your valves on Monday night. Just shoot me a couple bucks or feed me .
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Name your price or place, I'm keen on hooters wings, but its your call. I'd like to talk to you bout the stator as well, can we do it or should i pay someone?
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Wait. I got a better idea. Throw me some cash and I will put to towards getting more cones for MNM to make it a better. Sergio already spent and assload of cash on cones.
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No prob, not sure if i will make it this monday or not, but next for sure. I have some big cones to donate as well, if you wanted to swing by my place somtime we could do it before then, but either way i can wait, i live off of 249@northpointe, let me know and name your price
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No prob, not sure if i will make it this monday or not, but next for sure. I have some big cones to donate as well, if you wanted to swing by my place somtime we could do it before then, but either way i can wait, i live off of 249@northpointe, let me know and name your price
Just let me know when you are free. I'll just take a donation for cones man. Whatever you want to give. I live near willowbrook.
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