Transmission help, just put the cases back together...

So, Im 99.9% sure that I put everything together correctly. However after I pressed the cases back together and put all of the case bolts in, with the trans in neutral everything is free, but if you turn the engine on its side, you can hear a "click" and suddenly its in gear. Turn it back upright and it "clicks" again and is back into neutral. This hasn't happened on any other bike i've rebuilt. I have the factory service manual and i was sure to assemble everything correctly. Is it possible that the shift fork was accidentally not in its shelf but just in a gap in the gears? I would just like some input before I put everything else back on and button her up. Thank for the help!

 

1983 Honda XL600R engine

Edited by brraaapperdoodle

Does it shift through all the gears?  Is the shift drum in place?

Does it shift through all the gears?  Is the shift drum in place?

you know, i just stopped there last night, i'll go thread the shift star on and see...

cases are togethr so yes the drum is in place

Edited by brraaapperdoodle

Well I split the cases and everything was correct. The problem now is that the main shaft is binding when I tighten the cases. I did try to use bearings out of an 87' engine and they had different part #'s however I measured them and they were identical in size. I don't know what to do now. Ugh.

Duhh... Ummmm... 2nd gear on the shaft backwards?? :bonk:  Yep. I knew I shouldn't have listened to the people trying to get me to drink alcohol while working...  :facepalm:

Edited by brraaapperdoodle

Duhh... Ummmm... 2nd gear on the shaft backwards?? Yep. I knew I shouldn't have listened to the people trying to get me to drink alcohol while working...

haha nice that you figured it out.  I am going to be doing the same thing this weekend, HOPEFULLY.  need to get the crank rebuilt

haha nice that you figured it out.  I am going to be doing the same thing this weekend, HOPEFULLY.  need to get the crank rebuilt

What? Drinking?

hopefully rebuilding and drinking :p

hopefully rebuilding and drinking :p

bad idea, tried it... once... or a few times?  :cheers: cheers buddy haha

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