reverse gear jerks when backing up


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reverse gear jerks when backing up

Postby mybaybe » Tue Sep 23, 2014 11:56 am



I have an 89 1500 trike that when i put it in reverse it jerks when backing up. I haven't looked at anything yet for the problem. My 96 1500 trike doesn't do that, it is a smooth reverse when backing up. Is there anything in can do to fix it or do I to replace the motor? Thank you for aqny help anyone can give me.



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Re: reverse gear jerks when backing up

Postby hugger-4641 » Tue Sep 23, 2014 12:14 pm

With out seeing it for myself, I wonder if it is the relay engaging and disengaging intermittently or if it is actually something in the drive train. I've had to clean my starter switch a couple times because the contacts got dirty and would not keep the relay held in, which caused it to jump in and out of reverse as the relay engaged. The reverse "motor" is actually the starter motor, so if the bike is starting fine, I wouldn't suspect that as the problem.

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Re: reverse gear jerks when backing up

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Sep 23, 2014 1:18 pm

Are they the same type of trike kit? Does the 89 have more driveline lash during normal riding?

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Re: reverse gear jerks when backing up

Postby ct1500 » Tue Sep 23, 2014 5:49 pm

Does the neutral light go out and reverse light come on when handle raised and does the R light stay lit during this bucking?
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Re: reverse gear jerks when backing up

Postby dingdong » Wed Sep 24, 2014 8:27 am

Can you define jerk? Does it surge as in run, stop, run, stop or something else?
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Re: reverse gear jerks when backing up

Postby mybaybe » Wed Sep 24, 2014 10:42 am

in reverse it goes back, stops then goes back, or surges in reverse. the 89 is a California sidecar an the 96 is a motor trike kit

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Re: reverse gear jerks when backing up

Postby mybaybe » Wed Sep 24, 2014 10:58 am

I dont know if the light goes out.
I haven't looked, i was alwas looking back to see where i was backing up to but i will the next time i back the bike up.

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Re: reverse gear jerks when backing up

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Sep 26, 2014 10:33 am

When this is happening, is the reverse motor (actually the starter motor) running continuously even though the bike is lurching between starting and stopping, or can you hear the reverse motor actually starting and stopping as well?

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Re: reverse gear jerks when backing up

Postby mybaybe » Fri Sep 26, 2014 10:40 am

I dont know? i haven't listend to it like that, i try not to back up unless i have to. BTW i just bought it back from my ex-girlfriend, she has had it for a year and stoped riding it when she started dating someone else a couple of months ago. go figure, he doesnt ride i guess

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Re: reverse gear jerks when backing up

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Sep 26, 2014 10:52 am

mybaybe wrote:I dont know? i haven't listend to it like that, i try not to back up unless i have to. BTW i just bought it back from my ex-girlfriend, she has had it for a year and stoped riding it when she started dating someone else a couple of months ago. go figure, he doesnt ride i guess


Ok, so find out the answer to that question, as the direction we'll go in diagnosing the problem will depend on the answer.

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Re: reverse gear jerks when backing up

Postby mybaybe » Fri Sep 26, 2014 11:04 am

I will do that as soon as i get the bike back together, i am putting in a CD player that is just like my 96 goldwing and tring to figgure out how to hook up the wires to cut on an off with the igunition key. i just fuggured out why my LCD didnt work, but it works now, loose connection to the radio after i bought a radio and a LCD cluster.

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Re: reverse gear jerks when backing up

Postby mybaybe » Sat Sep 27, 2014 1:23 pm

the bike jerks back, then stops,then goes back again. the "R" light stays on and i don't hear any sound that makes me think that the motor has any broken teeth. so i guess the motor stops then starts again. i don't have any problems with starting the bike.

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Re: reverse gear jerks when backing up

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Sep 30, 2014 1:54 pm

mybaybe wrote:the bike jerks back, then stops,then goes back again. the "R" light stays on and i don't hear any sound that makes me think that the motor has any broken teeth. so i guess the motor stops then starts again. i don't have any problems with starting the bike.


I guess what I should ask is this: does the motor sound constant while the bike jerks, or can you definitely hear the motor spinning up and down, causing the bike to jerk (almost like you're pressing the button on and off)? If it's the first instance, chances are it is mechanical. If it is the second isntance, we might go looking at an electrical issue.

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Re: reverse gear jerks when backing up

Postby mybaybe » Tue Sep 30, 2014 2:19 pm

It feels like i am pressing the button on and off. the motor doesn't spin while i am pressing the button, when it goes back. it starts and stops then starts again.




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