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Can anyone tell me if a GL1000 should shift when it is not running?

I have 2 so far that will not shift out of neutral when the engine isn't running.

I can't run them long enough right now for various reasons (no clutch or throttle cable, etc) to try to shift them while running.

Any other bikes that I have had will shift, sometimes I have had to rotate the rear wheel slightly to get them to shift but these GL1000's just don't go into gear .

Any help will be appreciated



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Mine do, but if you've no clutch then there is nothing to couple the drive output to the wheel to rock it out of tension. Maybe turn the stator bolt to rock the tension of the gears so they'll shift.
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Captain,

Correct me if I'm wrong.

Without a clutch it should be all hooked together, with the clutch engaged the engine is unhooked but the wheel is still hooked to the transmission.

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Mine will go into gear if I rock the rear wheel and wiggle the lever firmly.

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Yes, you are right. I got ahead of myself. I cannot think of anything de-coupling the final drive, so rocking the wheel should've worked. Could be bent/jammed fork(s) or something going on with the shifter mechs. It's got to be something something simple I woould think.
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Floor boards?

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With the bike on the center stand , and the rear wheel of the ground , you should be able to turn the wheel with your rigth hand , and shift through all gears with your left hand. - if not something is wrong !
Can you turn the engine at all , when you use both hand on the wheel ?? (- should be wery easy , especcial if you have removed the spark plugs ).

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