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Old 01-05-2010, 09:46 PM   #1
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Airhead GS Transshiftlever play

Hi, (hey Anton! ) I was wondering if you could tell me if my transmission is normal. I am getting a lot of play at the shift lever. Its not play in the ball joint, or lever itself- its in the small transmission arm, or rather, on the other side of it. It seems to move a great deal before engaging the chucks.
I'm trying to adjust the height properly, and it seems like the thing moves more than an inch at the pedal before resistance is felt, and then its the usual half or three quatrer inch snick into gear or so. Both up and down.

I would like to remove this, but there's no adjustment on the outside I can make do the trick.

:help!

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Old 01-06-2010, 02:37 AM   #2
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If there's too much play on the small lever which is sticking out the box, with the allanbolt tight, check if the bearing behind the seal is still ok.

If yes, it's time to open the box.

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Old 01-06-2010, 03:43 AM   #3
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Hi, (hey Anton! ) I was wondering if you could tell me if my transmission is normal. I am getting a lot of play at the shift lever. Its not play in the ball joint, or lever itself- its in the small transmission arm, or rather, on the other side of it. It seems to move a great deal before engaging the chucks.
Can't really tell what you mean.

If the self-centering action is really loose, the shifter return spring is broken. But if that's OK, and it engages the pawl properly, it sounds normal. Is this while riding the bike, or is the transmission out?
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Old 01-06-2010, 06:18 AM   #4
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Everything is together on the bike. Sorry, its hard to describe myself clearly. I'll see if I cant get some video of it today.
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Old 01-06-2010, 10:49 AM   #5
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I always hate to ask the obvious, but just in case - have you made sure the allen head bolt that holds the shift lever in the transmission is tight? Sounds like what would happen if it was slightly loose allowing the "V" coupling of the lever to the internal shaft to twist a little in both directions.
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Old 01-07-2010, 10:17 AM   #6
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I always hate to ask the obvious, but just in case - have you made sure the allen head bolt that holds the shift lever in the transmission is tight? Sounds like what would happen if it was slightly loose allowing the "V" coupling of the lever to the internal shaft to twist a little in both directions.
Yeah, first inclination was to make sure that was snugged. It seems to be all internal play.

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Old 01-07-2010, 10:37 AM   #7
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I just checked mine, it has the same play as yours, its just winter and you have too much time to mess with it and not enough time to just ride
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Old 01-07-2010, 10:37 AM   #8
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Looks pretty normal. Why don't you put a rubber sleeve on it; I bet it'll feel different.
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