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Author Topic: 03 Military Bullet Transmission Question  (Read 353 times)

hardlyboring

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03 Military Bullet Transmission Question
« on: March 09, 2013, 05:41:37 PM »
I just got screaming deal on a 2003 Military Bullet and had a couple transmission questions for you guys.
Whenever I am shifting the gears either up or down their does not seem to be any audible or even mechanical confirmation that I have accessed the next gear either up or down.  The engage point is also really high.  Even with boots on it seems I am struggling to get it into the next gear because I cannot get my toes up that high.

Every other Enfield I have ridden and all the other motor cycles I have ridden for that matter have a very definitive point where you are either up, down, or in neutral. 

Just wondering if anyone had any experience with this or could offer any advice.  Other than not really knowing or being able to feel the shift point the gears seem to be in good shape and offer no slippage and smooth transitions (when I can actually find the shifting point).

Thanks

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Re: 03 Military Bullet Transmission Question
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2013, 05:45:15 PM »
Is your bike a 4 or 5 speed? Left or right foot shift?

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Re: 03 Military Bullet Transmission Question
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2013, 06:47:13 PM »
5 speed left shift

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Re: 03 Military Bullet Transmission Question
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2013, 07:25:39 PM »
The problem might be worn bushings on their cobbled up right/left conversion kit.

I understand they are not designed for precision shifting and worn or loose parts won't make them better.
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Re: 03 Military Bullet Transmission Question
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2013, 07:58:57 PM »
Lower the shift lever by rotating it on the shaft until it fits you. the shaft is splined, so you have to take the lever off to turn it. A tooth or two should probably do it
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Re: 03 Military Bullet Transmission Question
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2013, 09:59:57 PM »
Lower the shift lever by rotating it on the shaft until it fits you. the shaft is splined, so you have to take the lever off to turn it. A tooth or two should probably do it
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Re: 03 Military Bullet Transmission Question
« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2013, 05:25:47 AM »
err...  shouldn't the 03 be a 4 speed??

ok, a different angle; loosen the foot peg nut and rotate it up 1 flat
on the hex shaft.

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« Last Edit: March 10, 2013, 05:33:26 AM by baird4444 »
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Re: 03 Military Bullet Transmission Question
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2013, 03:39:37 AM »
Sorry my brother and I share this account and he decided it was a 5 speed when in fact it is a 4 speed. 
I went ahead and adjusted the shift lever down a big which made it a little better...
I still am having trouble getting my boot in there but I do have the big rubber peg protectors and big rubber shift lever protector.  Perhaps installing some less bulky ones will leave more room for my boot to fit in without my foot being angled down all funny.

I appreciate everyone taking the time to speak about this.  The bike is already providing some much needed fun in the barn with the wrenches and chrome polish :)