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Author Topic: 2003 bullet won't go into 1st gear  (Read 309 times)

Wojin

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2003 bullet won't go into 1st gear
« on: April 23, 2013, 05:16:11 PM »
I recently changed the front sprocket on my 03 bullet.  After reasembly the bike would not go into first gear.  Prior to this it was also a little difficult, however now it won't go in at all.  I am hoping this is not a major fix.  Anyone ever have this problem before?

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Re: 2003 bullet won't go into 1st gear
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2013, 06:21:29 PM »
Can't say I've heard of that happening because of the sprocket change. However, Since the side cover was off, remove it again and check the tang/fork assy where the shift shaft comes through the cases from the shifter arm. It sounds like that is probably a bit off there and hitting the case wall between it and the sprocket.
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Re: 2003 bullet won't go into 1st gear
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2013, 06:30:38 PM »
Does your 2003 have a four or five speed gearbox?  Is the shifter on the left or right side?

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Re: 2003 bullet won't go into 1st gear
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2013, 08:33:13 PM »
My first thought is clutch drag.  Does it shift with the engine off and rocking the bike? If so the clutch needs adjustment.  Just a shot in the dark....
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