hi guys. I just bought a 2000 750 and it can't shift into gears but the shifter doesn't have play or move freely like the other post I have been reading. Can someone point me in the right direction to fix this issue. I was told the bike needed a new rear wheel for this issue but I feel it's the shifter issue from what I have read from this forum. oh and the rear brakes don't work either. i can push down on the rear brakes and the bike will still move. inputs would be great or links to post on how to fix these issue would be great. thanks
I am unclear what you mean by the shifter not having play nor moving freely.
Do you mean it is seized in place and will not move up or down at all?
Or do you mean it has normal spring tension when applying pressure to the shifter lever up and down, and no excessive looseness in that the shaft does not slide horizontally in or out of the crankcase?
I can`t visualize what would cause either of these scenarios.
I`m just trying to clearly identify the problem for one of our more experienced transmission wrenchs who may be able to help.
X2 to Ceal`s adjustment suggestions on the rear brake. Examine the brake wear indicator on the rear hub. Be sure the arrow is pointing in between the acceptable wear lines. If the shoes are not worn out, and the adjustment still doesn`t get the brake working, you may have to pull the rear wheel off.
A member from the UK had the actuating cam at the top of the drum seized up with old grease and dirt so that it would not turn and apply pressure to activate the brake shoes. After cleaning the cam and applying some grease it works fine again.
Post back answers for tranny please.