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I recently purchased a 1995 Gold Wing interstate knowing that it jumps out of 4th gear. I can easily go from 3rd to 5th, but I woul dlike to have 4th available expecially around town. From a couple of web sites that i have found, it appears that there was some problem with this and a change in the congiguration of the transmission was made in 1996. Can anyone give me an idea of the problem and what it would take to fix it?



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It was a modified synchro hub as far as I remember and required engine to be stripped to do the job. I thought it was earlier than 96, but you could be right.
 

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Thaks for the info. Do you know if not getting it fixed led to problems in other gears? The original owner told me that the problem started at about 5,000 from new. it now has 29,000 on it. If this will not lead to other problems, I will probably not bother with getting it fixed. Thanks again WEKSEI
 

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I heard of this problem. I seen the list of required parts on the web somewhere, I'll try and find it for you.
 

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There was a problem with 4th gear. There was a modified gear set from Honda for those units affected under warranty and out of warranty, but there was never a recall for this. They were94 models I think. It's an enhgine out and strip down for the parts to be replaced.
 

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That was the famous shift fork problem, common on models before 1996. A modified shift fork and cluster was made to replace the old parts and this stops it happening again. What is going here is that the 4th and 5th gear shift collar and the shift fork is worn and letting 4th gear slide about. You may have to replace the parts in the shifter as well. This is a majpr job, if you haven't cracked open a gl1500 engine before I would advise getting a Honda shop to do it.
 
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