do you think there are some of those kits still available? i hate to say it but my k4 sounds like it has the same problem. occassionaly i get a real loud clap sound switching gears, usually at higher rpm's if i remember correctly. does that sound like another symptom?
relatedly i'd really like to know what a top to bottom clutch adjustment entails. when you have time maybe could you elaborate on where to begin?
Sorry, I have no Servcie Bulletin on this, just my memory.twinz said:I have the 2nd gear problem too. It is fine downshifting but will leap out on the upshift. I just last evening located a tranny from a 6000 mile bike so will switch out the tranny soon. I would really like to see the service bulletin pertaining to this if one still exists. Presently I nurse it from 1st to 3rd using all my Jedi skills. There aren't many old hondas with a gearbox that doesn't have some sort of idiosyncracy.
Similar design, same problem though.polymer said:Not sure if it's the same transmission design but I had an S65 that jumped out of second gear (yeah I'm that old) and it seemed the three dogs that locked the gears together were bad about rounding off. I took them to a machine shop and they reground them back to a straight edge. I reinstalled them and never had another problem and I was 14 and ran the livin' S%#@t out of it.
Moral is if nothing is actually broken it can probably be repaired but no matter what it will need to be torn down.
At least 2'nd and high gears on the countershaft, to take care of the jumping out of second gear problem.nerd01 said:Hey Bill,
If one was to rebuild a tranny to resolve the slipping 2nd gear problem or in general just 30+ years of wear on the whole tranny what would your parts list of items to purchase be?
Stick a penny between the crankshaft gear and the clutch housing gear (behind the oil pump).kdan311 said:I have the engine out and have been taking stuff off. I'm stuck at how to get the alternator out. It's got a nut on it and if I turn it just turns the whole thing. How do you keep the alternator in one spot but turn the nut on the front of it?