HEADS UP!!!

Site upgrade in progress... Core site functions are working, but some non-critical features/functions will be temporarily unavailable while we work to restore them over the next couple of weeks.

Please post any bugs you encounter, but before you do, check to see if it's already listed.

Thanks for your patience while we work to improve the community.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
firemanmatt82

Ah, where did third gear go? My poor 01 426

4 posts in this topic

Today we had four hours of sun and I really wanted to throw a leg over my bike. I started it up, let it warm up, and took off. I hit the field and found out it was soaked real fast. As I was crossing the field, I decided to step it up. The rear tire was sinking and I was in second half throttle. I popped it up to third and hammered on it. I hit the rev limiter and then felt it. The "it" I'm refering to was surging feeling. I shifted back to first and putted it back out to the street. On the street I decide to start the diagnoses of what could have just happend. I started riding down the street in first all the way to the top of first gear, no problem. Did the same with second, no problem. I shifted to third and it feels like world war three is going on. There is a bad surging feeling with the bike portraying it almost wants to die. What do you guys think, besides the fact that I'm screwed. Thanks Matt

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Does it run OK/normal if you go on through to 4th? If so, what you have is worn locking lugs on the sides of the 3rd and 5th "wheel" gears on the countershaft, along with a bent #1 fork.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes, if I pass third and to to fourth the bike seems to run ok/normal as far as I can tell. I was pretty easy on her after the problem was realized. Oh by the way. this bike(well before the problem) was rippin with that 450 carb I bought off you. It feels way snappier than it did before. But that enjoyment was short lived. So how hard is this fix. Whats the procedure Dr Grayracer?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Minimally, split the cases, replace the two bad gears and the fork. Obviously, you could also refresh everything else, too, but that's discretionary.

Glad to hear that the carb worked out. I was pretty certain it would be fine.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0