Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Saskatoon, SK, Canada
Shift Drum Spring Missing
So when I took my shift drum out of the engine case I dropped it and broke the plastic piece at the end.
I'm assuming this piece is what the neutral switch uses to determine the bike in not in gear? (see exploded view below)
I ordered a new one and it showed up yesterday. I went to put it on the shaft and while looking at the exploded view of the parts I realized I didn't have a spring that sat against it.
What is really weird is that I'm pretty sure I didn't take a spring off when I removed the snap ring. I figured I must have lost it when I dropped the drum. But then i looked at the video of me taking it off, and it's not there! (see screenshot below)
There were no signs that this engine had been taken apart before. So is it possible this was missed at the factory? Or is it more likely this was added to the design after my bike was manufactured?
1985 VN750 Acquired Feb, 2011 - 13,676km
Mods - Ear Shave, Pickup Coil Gap, Drilled Clutch Basket, Shift Tie Rod, Mosfet R/R, MF Battery, De-Goated (H-Pipe), MCCT, Heated Grips, Plexistar 2 Windshield
2004 KTM SX 125 - 1979 Can-Am Qualifier 250 - 1971 Kawasaki F6
Video Tutorials - Engine Rebuild - Fork Seal Replacement - Grease Swing Arm Bearings - Carb Rebuild - Spline Lube - Refilling Rear Shocks - Grease Steering Bearings
Last edited by Roach; 06-16-2011 at 12:32 PM.