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post #1 of 9 Old 02-28-2019, 05:30 PM Thread Starter
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Shifter Return Spring

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I'm going to be lubing the shifter joints tomorrow... but if that doesn't solve my shifter not popping back to "Neutral" for shifting, I was told it's internal, and the Parts Fiche screams at me its internal. How do I get to it? Googling what looks like what I want does not get me the pictures of the right bike......

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Both springs, items #23 and #14, are internal and it would be unusual if the problem was there.
I would be disconnecting the lever to ensure that the Gear Shift Link Arm #25 returns freely. If it does then you need to clean and lube all moving parts back to the lever. If it does not I would remove the link arm to ensure that it is not rubbing against the engine case. Also check that the shaft #17 is not bent.
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Unusual, but not impossible.
Ive had to replace but 1 shifter return spring due to breakage in 35+ years. I have replaced others while doing transmission repairs. As long as I was in there, and as inexpensive as the spring is, I didnt want to take a chance on going back in at a later date. Besides..springs dont get stronger with age and use.
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Now to clarify, I don't have to pull the engine out to do this, right? My first bike, any work on the shifter internals and transmission, required to pull the block out, which I don't have the means to do so, is this correct? ANd that behind the clutch is a plate I can open up and see the shifter rods? I was unable to get out to work on the bike, it was a split decision, stay home make some money, or go work on the bike >.>

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I had one go bad on one of my DT175's I was surprised to find the spring was OK but the pin the spring worked off had snapped clean off, there must have been some abuse on that leaver.

Sorry I have never opened the covers of my Stroms but every other bike that I have owned only required removing the clutch cover and the clutch basket to get at the spring. ????

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You would need to remove the engine and split the cases for a total tear down.
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Seems it was the external shifter components. As nothing internal looked out of wack.

The joints cleaned and lubbed, shifter works as it should now. Thanms for the assists

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Love good news.

The shifter is often taken for granted but a little lube works wonders, if your gear leaver needs lube your brake leaver will too.
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