Join Date: May 2008
Location: Merritt Island, Florida, USA
Asp Rider wrote:
I can turn on my switch on and with my indicator light shift up through the gears. When your drum or linkage was jambed. could you move the shifter lever? I'm with you on pulling this engine although I recently pulled the engine out of my Shadow to put in a water pump. I'm thinking I have the ability - just not as much desire.
I just opened up the cover on the right side of the engine to expose the drive gear and part of the flywheel hoping that I would see a gear or chain jambed. Nothing.
After reading through all of the scenarios of the possible problem with the engine I think you can be pretty sure it's located in the started drive or chain!!. If while cranking the engine you by accident shifted the transmission into a low gear ( like first ) the shock load in the drum could have snapped the chain, binding it up and locking it against the drum. therefor trying to move it in any direction would be " NOT"!!!. IT happened to me on my other 1200 wing. Seems to be a weak ling on these particular models. Sorry it happened to you, but your in the right direction.!!
"Just another quick note" the starter drum/drive and sprocket are internal of the rear case. didn't you mention in the first page that you could " Turn the starter drive/drum in onedirection but not he other" ??? and the starter is free turning???, If this is so you can bet that the chain is theproblem!!!. Just my 2 cents. your still going to need to pull the engine. It's easy to do. Line up your rear cover gasket first, don't pull the heads, and stay away from " Mom's home remedies on carbs"!!!!!!!..... Stick to the people who have proven results on carb cleaning methods. what works for some folks don't always mean that it works for others. justIMHO!!. SEAFOAM, STABLE
, just to mention a few!!!. Did you know that you can D/I( Direct Inject)seafoam into the carbs!!. I'm not trying to ruffle anyone's feathers hereJust trying to help!!. Allan
"I\'m the Dude Playin the Dude Disguised as the other dude!!!"
Previous owned machines: CB750four,KZ1000,KZ900,Titan500,550GT,750GT,305Dre am,Triump tiger cub, CZ, BSA, Norton, H1, H2, The lists goes on!!!!!