Part Number: 13165-1120
Part Number: 92081-1829
Description SPRING,CHANGE LEVER
The two things are the most common cause of a shift lever not shifting or sloppy shifting
Part Number: 11060-1091
Description GASKET,TRANSMISSION C
Check out these threads.. sounds like pretty much the same problem
And this response from another post
JasonDH7608-21-2007, 01:05 PM
I'm new to the forum, as I just purchased a 1993 Vulcan. I love it, comfortable ride, nice sound. I've put approx 15 miles on it (10174 total miles) when it quit shifting. I made an emergency stop and downshifted into neutral. When I tried to shift to first, I got nothing - like some of the other forum members are discussing. Luckily, I was approx 1/2 mile from home, and was able to push it home. My question is, if I paid someone to repair the shift lever (splitting the case), how much can I expect to pay??
After calling a few local shops, explaining the situation, surprisingly, a Harley dealership is the only one who knew what I was talking about. I was quoted anything from $500-800 for repairs, if the shift lever were broke. I usually do my own mechanic work, but felt a complete teardown might be quicker/easier to have someone else do. Wanting to make sure that was the problem, I decided to do some minor exploratory surgery first. The shifter felt like everything was working, it just wouldn't shift. I drained the oil (to remove oil sight glass cover). With no oil in it, I shined a light through the sight glass and shifted - I could see the shift pawl moving, but it wouldn't shift. so I unbolted the cover, moved it out of the way (couldn't get it out completely) and noticed the pawl was retracted away from the cam change drum. I tapped the pawl and it extended out and everything works fine. I replaced the cover, refilled w/ fresh oil, and cruised my neighborhood for a few miles. As of today, I've put over 150 miles on the bike since the repair - no problems.