External Shift Mechanism
Before installing the shift shaft, apply grease to the oil seal
lips and shift shaft splines.
Insert the shift shaft [A].
Take care not to damage the oil seal when inserting the
Install the removed parts (see appropriate chapters).
External Shift Mechanism Inspection
Remove the shift shaft (see External Shift Mechanism Re-
Check the shift shaft [A] for bending or damage to the
If the shaft is bent, straighten or replace it. If the splines
are damaged, replace the shift shaft.
Check the return spring [B] for cracks or distortion.
If the spring is damaged in any way, replace it.
Check the shift lever [C] for distortion.
If the shift lever is damaged in any way, replace the shift
Check the shift ratchet assembly for any damage.
If the ratchet [A], pawls [B], pins [C] or springs [D] are
damaged in any way, replace them.
Visually inspect the shift drum cam [A].
If it is badly worn or if it shows any damage, replace it.
Check the gear positioning lever [A] and its spring [B] for
breaks or distortion.
If the lever or spring is damaged in any way, replace them.