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vito1938
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Reverse

Postby vito1938 » Sat Nov 01, 2014 10:18 am



how do you adjust the reverse cables?



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Re: Reverse

Postby WingAdmin » Sat Nov 01, 2014 2:52 pm

vito1938 wrote:how do you adjust the reverse cables?


Right out of the service manual:

Reverse Engagement Inspection

Check both sides of reverse engagement lever alignment and free play in accordance with the maintenance schedule. Shift the reverse lever into the reverse position. Make sure that the reverse gear is engaged by attempting to turn the rear wheel by hand. It will not turn when the reverse gear is engaged.

Make sure index mark A aligns with the reference mark. Measure the index mark B free play.

Standard: 2-3 mm (1/16-1/8 in)

If adjustment is necessary, first adjust the index mark A position, then adjust the index mark B free play, as follows:

Loosen lock nut A and turn adjusting nut A so that index mark A aligns with the reference mark. Then tighten lock nut A.

Next, loosen lock nut B and turn adjusting nut B so the index mark B free play is 2-3 mm (1/16-1/8 in). Then tighten lock nut B.

After adjusting the reverse cables, move the reverse lever and shift into reverse. Repeat shifting into reverse several times.

Recheck the lever alignment and free play.

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vito1938
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Re: Reverse

Postby vito1938 » Sun Nov 02, 2014 9:45 am

Thank you. I'll have to try it. I guess I would have to take the side panel off to get at it,

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RBGERSON
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UPDATE TO THIS THREAD

Postby RBGERSON » Sat Feb 13, 2016 5:12 pm

I am working on stuff on the left side..and went to adjust/check my reverse lever etc. BUT!!! mine reverse gear looks nothign like the pics in the manual. In the pictures it looks like a yoke with two arms..mine is a wheel with notches for the cable attachment and I don't see any reference marks..here's a pic.



Better pic with the lever off

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Re: UPDATE TO THIS THREAD

Postby spiralout » Sat Feb 13, 2016 6:37 pm

RBGERSON wrote:I am working on stuff on the left side..and went to adjust/check my reverse lever etc. BUT!!! mine reverse gear looks nothign like the pics in the manual. In the pictures it looks like a yoke with two arms..mine is a wheel with notches for the cable attachment and I don't see any reference marks

That's because the pics you're looking at from the manual on how to adjust the cables are on the right side of the bike...

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Re: Reverse

Postby RBGERSON » Sun Feb 14, 2016 9:57 am

OK, DUH!!! I guess..I assumed adjusting the reverse lever would be where the lever is not on the starter side..next time I have that side off I'll take a look.

Thanks.


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