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Old 20th February 2018
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Default tranny wont shift above second

weather warmed and planned on riding to work this morning. didn't go as planned. I couldn't get the bike to shift above second. The bike has been under cover and snow for the last month. I've never had this problem before. Any ideas?
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07, i will pray for you, long live the trapdoor.

well at the least, you will have to pull the primary cover. you will need to look at the shift pawl mechanism. i have not been into the new rubber mounts but the rigid had issue with the detent plate and drum pins walking out. not say this is the issue.(detent is internal to yours)
however, with the cover off, you could possibly manually rotate the drum with wheel up and rocking it to see if it will run the gears. there are some springs that could have snafu'd.
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Have you dropped it? Had a spill on ice last month & it bent the shaft inside the primary cover
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Check the clutch first. Hope it's only that spring plate. My '09 got very hard to shift up into 4th. Turned out it was internal shifting parts that had got bent, which meant splitting the cases, but the fact that the spring plate was also going out may have made it worse, or started it.
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I plan on pulling the cover this weekend and investigate.
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