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i got a 2001 750 with 6500 miles on it with a floppy shifter already read load about it pawl spring was where it should be nothing behind transmission cover moves when i move the shifter tie rod for sure right? please say no thanks

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Unfortunately it sounds like the shifter linkage. Sorry bud. But since you'll have the engine out you can clean everything up at once.

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Ditto....once the engine is out, thats 3/4 the battle....do er up....the actual engine work aint bad....



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well thanks guys im no expert but i kno plenty about engines i try to diy as much as i can when it comes to bikes cars or home repairs ill try anything atleast once haha i wonder the engine could be taken loose and jacked up a hair to get the side case off does anyone know how much a shop would charge i was thinkin like 800 if so i might pay that seeing how i only paid 200 for the bike
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heres a picture on the pourch now but will prolly go to the basement shop for repairs hope it gets done before spring
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I did a tear down to replace the shift linkage about a year ago, you have to split the cases. Not that hard if you have the time. Get a Clymers manual and look up video's by Roach on an engine teardown, it will give you a good idea what's involved. Cost was probably around $200-$250 with all the new gaskets and such. From what I've read you probably close to the $800 for a mechanic to repair.
Also on a side note, pull the rear wheel and lube the shaft splines when you have it apart. That could lead to a big problem later if it hasn't been done lately.

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also i wonder what could have caused this just being to hard on the shifter maybe idk theres no sign that it has been dropped or anything
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also i wonder what could have caused this just being to hard on the shifter maybe idk theres no sign that it has been dropped or anything
Could just be cause by someone stomping on the shifter too hard while it's in gear without the clutch pulled.

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I did a tear down to replace the shift linkage about a year ago, you have to split the cases. Not that hard if you have the time. Get a Clymers manual and look up video's by Roach on an engine teardown, it will give you a good idea what's involved. Cost was probably around $200-$250 with all the new gaskets and such. From what I've read you probably close to the $800 for a mechanic to repair.
Also on a side note, pull the rear wheel and lube the shaft splines when you have it apart. That could lead to a big problem later if it hasn't been done lately.
does the whole engine need to be taken apart or can just the one side be taken off the side with the shifter comming out thanks for your expertise
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does the whole engine need to be taken apart or can just the one side be taken off the side with the shifter comming out thanks for your expertise
Well, you have to take both jugs off to split the case open. That involves removing the heads, cams and timing chains, removing the clutch basket and probably a few other things I don't remember. At that point when you open it up it only takes a minute to change the rod.

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