Author Topic: V7 Sport first gear now hard to get to  (Read 902 times)

Offline wicks

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V7 Sport first gear now hard to get to
« on: June 05, 2017, 01:16:49 PM »
Greetings folks. Took the old guzzi out yesterday and have got a fresh problem. When warmed up, the trans won't get back down into first gear. Seems to get stuck in 2nd - pulling up the lever doesn't get me out of 2nd, to neutral or first. She's a 73 V7 sport with 7K miles (original) on the clock. She was opened up recently to change the main seal.
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Re: V7 Sport first gear now hard to get to
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2017, 04:20:32 PM »
Should be a shift spring in an enclosure on trans rear cover, where the shaft (shifter) goes in. Easy to swap out.
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Re: V7 Sport first gear now hard to get to
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2017, 05:54:03 PM »
Doesn't breakage of that spring cause NO shifting? The bike runs 2-5th gear fine, just can't get to neutral or 1st, until motor is switched off - then can get gearbox down to 1st, and it will run through the gears again. But then can't get below second again (until motor off).


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Re: V7 Sport first gear now hard to get to
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2017, 06:46:00 PM »
Is the clutch dragging when warmed up? Ensure you have proper clutch freeplay. A dragging clutch can cause such shifting issues.

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Re: V7 Sport first gear now hard to get to
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2017, 07:01:37 PM »
Not that no. The clutch is in perfect adjustment.
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Aprilia RS250 / Aprilia RSV1000R / Ducati 900ss / Ducati Paso / Citroen DS / Renault R5 Alpine

 

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