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Shifting problem 96 1400 Intruder 4 speed

I have a 1996 1400 Intruder 4 sp,I let a guy ride it and after that i've had problems on the down shift,sometimes I can only get down into 3rd.The clutch seemed fine but I replaced the complete clutch and still have the problem.Have I got bent forks and if so can I get at them from the side? It shifts just fine when cold and going slow.Help,John

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Yes, the bad news is bent shift forks. The engine comes out and dissassembles into about 75 different parts. The gears come out, the the shift drum, then the forks. Not a job for the Saturday mechanic.

Posted on Apr 09, 2009

  • tombones Apr 09, 2009

    By the way, don't be too hard on your buddy. A shift fork can bend at any time. Grandma could be riding a bike and bend a shift fork.

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