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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-19-2012, 09:58 AM Thread Starter
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I have been told my 02' 750 needs the case split to fix my shifter, is it easier or less expensive to swap the motor/tranny than to split the case.
If so what should be swapped out and would it save money to swap?

Any other info would be very helpful.

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It all depends on what the problem is. Your info here is not enough to give a good answer.

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Maybe an easy fix. Not enough info given. Could just be the shifter pawl spring. check this thread
https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthrea...t=shifter+pawl

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Sorry guys, I guess the shaft is broken inside from what I was told.
The mechanic has told me the cases need to be split.
They went in throught the rear clutch case area and the linkage is attached.
So there for the case needs split, I am looking at about 900-1000 dollars to fix it.
I didn't win the lottery so that is why I am trying to find less expensive options, or am I stuck with spliting the cases?

What more info do you guys need me to find out?

Thnk you in advance.

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Sorry guys, I guess the shaft is broken inside from what I was told.
The mechanic has told me the cases need to be split.
They went in throught the rear clutch case area and the linkage is attached.
So there for the case needs split, I am looking at about 900-1000 dollars to fix it.
I didn't win the lottery so that is why I am trying to find less expensive options, or am I stuck with spliting the cases?

What more info do you guys need me to find out?

Thnk you in advance.
We are very skeptical here. What is the year of bike and mileage? What is the problem with the transmission ( symptoms )? I guess you were told either the input shaft or output shaft was broken. You are being quoted an expensive repair so make sure it's needed.

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My bike is an 02' it has 36,000 miles on it
The shift lever just flopping up and down, it is
stuck in 1st gear.
The mechanic tells me it already has the quick fix of placing
a piece of metal between the case and shifter lever to keep
the shifter shaft from sliding in and out.
They told me that the linkage is intact?
I was then told the the shaft was broken.
Is the repair worth it?
My bike is in excellent shape, well maintained.

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My bike is an 02' it has 36,000 miles on it
The shift lever just flopping up and down, it is
stuck in 1st gear.
The mechanic tells me it already has the quick fix of placing
a piece of metal between the case and shifter lever to keep
the shifter shaft from sliding in and out.
They told me that the linkage is intact?
I was then told the the shaft was broken.
Is the repair worth it?
My bike is in excellent shape, well maintained.
Your bike is not old and not that many miles. I doubt any shaft is broken. I still think it's related to the shifter pawl, either frozen or broken. I would also check the linkage between the shift lever and acctuator for breakage. The case has to be split in any case so you're paying a lot in labor.
I think the bike is worth it if you bought it right although 2 VN 750s with less than 10,000 miles each sold for less than $2700.00 at a dealer, one a 2002 and one a 2004.

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Air/fuel mixture set to 2 1/2 out
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Doesn't it also stay in 1st gear when the pall spring has come off or broken
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post #9 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-19-2012, 02:29 PM
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The earlier bikes had a shift rod that would eventually break. They fixed that and yours is the heavier, improved shaft.

Unless you really trust the mechanic to know what he's talking about, I'd be dubious about what he says is wrong.

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I would check the spring on the left side of the engine before going into the engine. I believe that is in the part that houses the beveled gears. Go here and check some of this vids.
https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=18289

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