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Johnwrightphoto
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Hi all!

My 1954 R51/3 has developed a new quirk. In the last month she seems to have dispensed with her 2nd gear. Still starts and runs very very well, but just won’t find 2nd. 1st into 3rd, no problem. Well, maybe a little clunky and requires more force than normal...3rd to 4th, smooth as can be.

Wondering if the ocean of collective knowledge here has any recommended plan of approach to getting my transmission back to where it should be.

How big an undertaking is it to attack the transmission? Could it be a gear change lever problem? All thoughts and guidance welcome.

Many thanks

John

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I probably wouldn't run the

I probably wouldn't run the bike any more in order to do future damage. It does sound like something internal is wrong. Have you drain the transmission fluid to see what's in it...silvery flakes, chunks?

IMO transmissions take some higher level of expertise. I would pull the transmission and get an expert to look at it.

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butch housman
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Is the pin that holds in

Is the pin that holds in going the correct direction?

butch housman
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Sorry...the pin that holds

Sorry...the pin that holds the foot shift lever

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This Is A

This is a plunger bike - don't know if the shifter/pin orientation holds true for them.

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Hi Schrader! Thanks for your

Hi Schrader!

Thanks for your comments. I think I’ll take up your advice on getting an ‘expert’ to look at it. They seem to be a little thin on the ground in the UK though...but I’m searching Smile

Will drain and replace the fluid this weekend and threateningly shake a screwdriver at the gearbox casing, perhaps that’ll make it all better Smile

Best

John

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Thanks Butch, I’ll look into

Thanks Butch, I’ll look into the pin situation to see if it’s relevant.

Best

J

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