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Just put a new to me engine in my 2007 1800 and everything was going well. Tried the reverse and worked spot on. Tried it again a few minutes later and you could feel a rumble like something was moving inside the gearbox but the shaft wasn't turning. It's a trike so I could see the shaft.
Any suggestions what it could be please.
Cheers guys, Bash
 

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Adjust the cables.
 
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Had a play about with the adjusters and now for some reason the R starts flashing about s seconds after turning the ignition on and won't start up.
Have adjusted them back to where I started and also the reverse cable puller has stopped working.
Cheers,Bash
 

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Had a play about with the adjusters and now for some reason the R starts flashing about s seconds after turning the ignition on and won't start up.
Have adjusted them back to where I started and also the reverse cable puller has stopped working.
Cheers,Bash
I have seen that the actuator can go bad
 

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Managed to get all that reset. It seems if I engage the reverse with the engine not running it engages properly, with the engine running it turns the same amount bt there's a lug within the springs that doesn't fully engage. Push it home with a screwdriver and all works well.
It's a 2004 engine and the spring parts look slightly different. Have tried wd40 and hope it loosens up a bit.
 

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I always leave the engine at IDLE when engaging Reverse.

then during backing up, I add a bit of throttle, though that has never made a real difference in speed...
( there is a speed governor ) it just helps the battery
 

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Managed to get all that reset. It seems if I engage the reverse with the engine not running it engages properly, with the engine running it turns the same amount bt there's a lug within the springs that doesn't fully engage. Push it home with a screwdriver and all works well.
It's a 2004 engine and the spring parts look slightly different. Have tried wd40 and hope it loosens up a bit.
Does it engage if you bump the start button? There are some gears that have to mesh and they might not until it moves a bit.
 
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