1996 Reverse handle


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1996 Reverse handle

Postby dpnorman52@msn.com » Fri Sep 28, 2012 11:04 pm



My husband was working on his bike a took the spring and pin loose on the reverse and we can not get it to go back together. Can you talk we through putting it back together?



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Re: 1996 Reverse handle

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Sep 28, 2012 11:21 pm

I think you're talking about the spring and pin on the reverse handle:





The small pin (6) is held onto a post with a tiny E-clip (15). If you removed the spring (4), it fits inside the handle, and is held in place with the bolt (11).

The lever fits into the slot in the bellcrank, with the small pin fitting into the hole in the bellcrank. The joint bolt (12) is then screwed into the bellcrank, which is what holds it all in place.

Be careful of the bellcrank when the lever is removed, as the joint bolt is the only thing holding it in place.

Hopefully this helps you out a bit!

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Re: 1996 Reverse handle

Postby dpnorman52@msn.com » Sat Sep 29, 2012 9:55 am

Thank you so much. The only thing that he took loose was the bolt holding the spring in place. Is there suppose to be tension on piece #3 when the spring is in correctly? I can get the spring in there and get the screw in but there is no tension. If I get the tension then I can not get the spring to go in. Am I doing something incorrectly??

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Re: 1996 Reverse handle

Postby WingAdmin » Sat Sep 29, 2012 11:28 am

Yes, there should be tension - that is what holds the handle flush to the side of the motorcycle when it is released, and keeps it from rattling around.

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Re: 1996 Reverse handle

Postby dpnorman52@msn.com » Sat Sep 29, 2012 3:41 pm

Thanks for your help. Got it back together!

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Re: 1996 Reverse handle

Postby Happytrails » Fri Sep 27, 2013 6:32 pm

I just fixed mine with your help too! The PO (could have been a dealer) must have taken it apart and couldn't figure out how the spring went back in. So he packed it full of grease to make it less floppy and when that didn't work he used velcro. It took me awhile of playing with it but now its working like new. Thanks!
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Re: 1996 Reverse handle

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Sep 27, 2013 11:33 pm

Happytrails wrote:I just fixed mine with your help too! The PO (could have been a dealer) must have taken it apart and couldn't figure out how the spring went back in. So he packed it full of grease to make it less floppy and when that didn't work he used velcro. It took me awhile of playing with it but now its working like new. Thanks!


Velcro!!! Unbelievable what some people will do to try to "fix" their bikes.

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Re: 1996 Reverse handle

Postby GoldWingRev » Thu Nov 07, 2013 6:34 pm

This came in handy when I was trying to fix the slack in my reverse handle. Took a bit of elbow grease, but I got the spring back in order. A great thread.

Now however I mangaged to eff it up again. I pushed the bike forward out of my garage. I swear to this. I was able to get the handle into reverse, which is why I remember. Once I finally got the Allen bolt back on, I moved the handle upwards to put the rubber sleeve back on. The handle won't go back down now, and the bike won't rock move, even with the clutch in. I can't "find" neutral, and hitting the start button doesn't flicker my headlight. Is it stuck in reverse? I took the handle back off to see if it woul reset itself to neutral (which I read it would).

Nothing. I am sitting here with the handle and don't know what to do. I have no Honda shop, I can't tow it as it won't move. Should I reattach the handle and pull it out and then down?
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Re: 1996 Reverse handle

Postby GoldWingRev » Thu Nov 07, 2013 7:06 pm

Ignore my last post, I fixed it. I overthought and panicked.

To anyone reading this thread in the future--remember that if you fixed the handle tensioner, you need to give it a good yank to engage and (most importantly) disengage reverse. Trust me on that one.
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