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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-06-2015, 07:58 PM Thread Starter
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Hello I recently joined the site after purchasing my 2002 750. I am new to street bikes and riding in general I have basic mechanic skills so I figured I was getting a good buy. All that seemed to be wrong was a broken clutch handle and shifter shaft, aside from needing some tires. So at $500 and 13.5k miles I jumped in after test driving for about 20 miles. I have come to find out that changing a shifter shaft is a BIG JOB! So now I have the engine pulled and was wondering if someone might lead me in the right direction as to what I might need to do maintenance wise while I have the engine pulled. Anyway enough of my jabbering any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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Ear shave(optional,this is not really necessary,) ,stator,balancer bushings, lube the rear splines, read the Vulcan verses. Oh,and welcome to the nucking futhouse

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Hello I recently joined the site after purchasing my 2002 750. I am new to street bikes and riding in general I have basic mechanic skills so I figured I was getting a good buy. All that seemed to be wrong was a broken clutch handle and shifter shaft, aside from needing some tires. So at $500 and 13.5k miles I jumped in after test driving for about 20 miles. I have come to find out that changing a shifter shaft is a BIG JOB! So now I have the engine pulled and was wondering if someone might lead me in the right direction as to what I might need to do maintenance wise while I have the engine pulled. Anyway enough of my jabbering any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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Ear shave(optional,this is not really necessary,) ,stator,balancer bushings, lube the rear splines, read the Vulcan verses. Oh,and welcome to the nucking futhouse
Doc, I am ashamed of you on this one. B.burn84 has been a member since May of 2015 and this is his second posting but not a single post under Newbie Check-In. How are the other members going to call you grumpy if you don't point out these things on a consistent basis? Now those other members look as if they are exaggerating. We wouldn't want that to happen. lol

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Sorry was drinking yesterday so I wasn't grumpy(or paying attention.hiccup)

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How did you ride the bike for 20 miles with a broken shifter shaft?

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Duct tape,superglue, and bobby pins

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A pair of vise grips tightly squeezed onto the piece of shaft that was still stuck out. And sorry about not posting on the newbie thread I'm not very forum savy. I joined in may but spent a lot of time with no internet access sorry for the delay
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A pair of vise grips tightly squeezed onto the piece of shaft that was still stuck out. And sorry about not posting on the newbie thread I'm not very forum savy. I joined in may but spent a lot of time with no internet access sorry for the delay
Can you repair that without opening the case? It be the best thing to if at all possible. I've heard of welding a different end to it.

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Well I have the engine out already haven't had time to work on it but looking forward to learning how to tear it apart lol
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A pair of vise grips tightly squeezed onto the piece of shaft that was still stuck out. And sorry about not posting on the newbie thread I'm not very forum savy. I joined in may but spent a lot of time with no internet access sorry for the delay
Reminds me of the clutch cable breaking on my first bike, an 82 Suzuki GS750E. I had vice grips in the tool kit and clamped them directly onto the splines where the cable connected. Successfully rode to work using my leg to release the clutch as needed. Not graceful, but it got me there.
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