88 xr600r stopper plate torque specs, book says 'securely'

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  • scotty v-squared

Posted February 24, 2007 - 09:33 AM


so after tearing down the motor and trans, replacing anything deemed worthy -3rd was wasted- , and getting to intimately know the internals of my scooter i successfully rebuilt the tranny and assembled. all was good until i took it around the block.

gears were working and shifting but didn't want to stay in.. so i took it apart again and found that the shift selector -that little cam-like thing- on top of the shift drum was offset and not even touching the shift pawl and so of course would not hold a gear in place. realized i'd installed it reverse-like.

now, its got a bolt on the end. book gives no torque ratings and when i crank it more than like 3 ft lbs the gear lever is f'n stuck. what am i doing wrong here and how can i ensure that that damn bolt just doesn't rattle out?

thanks y'all,


  • Slim Shadetree

Posted February 24, 2007 - 07:14 PM


what about some loctite on that bad boy?

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  • scotty v-squared

Posted February 24, 2007 - 08:47 PM


that is an option and what i'll do if nobody has experience with this.. it just seems like since its in a critical and highly mobile -every time you shift- area that a 3 lb torque with locktight wouldn't be enough. thoughts?

thanks to crusty's website for this image.

its labeled "stopper plate end of shift drum"



  • creeky

Posted February 25, 2007 - 04:23 AM


My service manual says 9 ft/lb for the cam plate bolt. Make sure that the threads are in good shape and use Loctite.

  • scotty v-squared

Posted February 25, 2007 - 01:04 PM


sweet, thanks creeky!


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