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Hi, I just purchased my Goldwing, and I have noticed that i can't always get shifted down into first gear. I can nail neutral but every now and then that's all I get. It looks like the shifter is contacting the gaurd. I,m not sure how to adjust it though.
 

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The only adjustment there would be, is removing the shift lever and rotate it on the shaft to line up with the splines again.
 

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yeah i thought as much. Problem is that it's a heal and toe lever, and there's so much excess metal from the floorboard mounts i can barely get my big fat foot scrrunched in there to shift in the first place.

I do see a turnbuckle set up down there maybe for adjusting. or maybe toss the floorboards and mount some pegs.
 

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You can re-adjust the lever. I have found the heel/toe a problem sometimes. If your clutch is out of adjustment, the problem is worse too.
 

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I have a regular shifter on my 1100. The [email protected]#% thing was too high, so I rotated it down one tooth on the spline. That made it come in contact with the pipe.

So, I carefully measured and cut a shallow notch out of the shifter to clear the pipe shield, then chamfered the cut. Works great.
 

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Might check out your heel/toe. I did some tightening of mine (was sloppy) and got it too tight. It was hanging up down shifting and would do what you dicribe untillI removed enough shims for it to run free.
 

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Thanks for all the replies. My computer was acting up for awhile there and I wasnt able to get on the internet and check posts. I did rotate the shifter up (back) one notch and it has helped some. Still considering sending the heel/toe lever to the ash heap of history though.
 

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Make sure that the shift arm at the input shaft is aligned correctly with the punch mark. It's small and hard to see.
 
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