Loss 4th gear


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celford30
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Loss 4th gear

Postby celford30 » Tue Jun 16, 2015 10:09 am



I have a 1991 Goldwing Aspencade it has 78000 miles just loss 4th gear had been hearing some engine noise then nothing. Later while cruising down nice little country road, I shifted to 4th bike was pulling smooth you could feel the tork. Then at about 55 no more pull shifted to overdrive no problem. Downshifted through all the gears and then back up. 4th is the only problem. Bike makes a horrible sound when entering 4th note (seen reviews online) 91-94 known for problems. I'm lucky we have a great wrench in our area (West TX.) And told me he won't let me place more into the bike than it is worth then it's eBay time. How much is to much. :( any, :idea:



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Re: Loss 4th gear

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Jun 16, 2015 10:19 am

If it is in fact the fourth gear that is lunched (and it sure sounds like it from your description), then it's time to just swap the engine. Replacement engines can be had on eBay for between $500-$1000, depending on age and condition. Even if you had all the parts required to fix the transmission on hand already, you're well over that price in just labor alone to install those parts. Unless you have a peculiar attraction to your particular engine, and a burning desire to learn how to split and fix a Goldwing engine, then your best bet is going to be to just replace the engine.

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Re: Loss 4th gear

Postby virgilmobile » Tue Jun 16, 2015 10:58 am

And when your done with that,put on a shifter stabilizer.

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Re: Loss 4th gear

Postby celford30 » Tue Jun 16, 2015 12:06 pm

Are there some specific locations to search for motorcycles engines other than random searches on eBay. I had place a stabilizer on it just think it was to late.

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Re: Loss 4th gear

Postby celford30 » Tue Jun 16, 2015 1:07 pm

Big question I've heard (WA) state that if you must change out an engine on a 91-94 model at least install a 96 engine. Can I move up to a 99 with reverse??? Note; present DOES have bike has reverse

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Re: Loss 4th gear

Postby Fatwing Chris » Tue Jun 16, 2015 4:50 pm

You really shouldn't have the same question going in 2 different threads.
If I'da known it would last this long,I'da taken better care of it.
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Re: Loss 4th gear

Postby RBGERSON » Tue Jun 16, 2015 5:15 pm

97-2000 bikes ungraded the tranny to fix the 4th gear issue..I'd only replace with a 97-2000 engine

here you go..not mine..

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1999-Honda-Gold ... 84&vxp=mtr
HAD LOTS OF GOLDWING 75-83
NOW INTO 1500'S..RIDING A 1998 SE

FAIR WINDS,
RB

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Re: Loss 4th gear

Postby celford30 » Tue Jun 16, 2015 9:45 pm

Sorry about the double posting. But thanks, for the info I think I found a 1999 engine. Will speak with my mechanic tomorrow.




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