71 Honda SL70 Transmission Issue

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  • rdarling

Posted July 15, 2008 - 12:06 PM


I have a 71 Honda SL70 that I have owned for 33 years, since I was 14. It runs great but recently it developed a transmission problem. The splines on the kick starter shaft stripped off years ago so we just push start the bike. Without any warning or indication of a problem, I went to start the bike, I pulled in the clutch, put it in gear, started coasting down the driveway and when I released the clutch nothing happened, the bike freewheels. I can feel that there is a little increase in drag and it sounds like something in the tranny is turning but the piston is not moving. Removing the flywheel cover, I can turn the flywheel and the piston moves.
Any ideas? :thumbsup:

Thanks in advance for your help.

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  • dirtbkr188

Posted July 15, 2008 - 02:55 PM


How did you determine that the piston isn't moving when the trans is in gear, and that the piston is moving when you move the flywheel?


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