4th gear shift fork


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4th gear shift fork

Postby FM-USA » Thu Jul 07, 2016 7:54 am



Consider this thread towards ANYONE who is thinking of tearing a Wing motor apart, not just I.
If this is posted elsewhere, please remove, no need for confusing double posts.

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I have a bad 4th gear shift job to do, I have lots of time for this. (NOT mine)
Motor was taken out before I had time to hear the issue, so it MIGHT not be bad.

Suggestions where reasonable priced parts can be had?

I've rebuilt car and truck motors since I was a kid so those basics aren't needed.
Having never torn a GL1500 motor apart, I could use suggestions and tips.
IF there's special tools, is there a tool loaner program?

Anyone having spare parts to sell, I may be interested.

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Re: 4th gear shift fork

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Jul 07, 2016 9:13 pm

Honestly...when you figure in the cost of the new shift fork and gear, seals and gasket kits you will have to buy in order to put the engine back together, you are very close to (or over) the cost of a used engine. I really can't see the financial benefit of tearing one down to repair, unless for educational or entertainment purposes.

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Re: 4th gear shift fork

Postby FM-USA » Thu Jul 07, 2016 9:36 pm

Educational purpose yes, entertainment no.

Somewhere there was a thread of someone repairing the 4th gear fork by beefing up with weld but I didn't look for it in depth.
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Taste testing as the miles flow, souring as that acid grows.
And don't flirt with dirt or darkened oil, all the faster your engine will spoil.


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