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mechanic for 2nd gear replacement

HI Guys,
Need 2nd gear shift forks/dogs replaced on a fjr1300. Starting to slip every once and a great while. Willing to drop of the motor, or deliver the entire bike. Who's a kickbutt mechanic within a few hundred miles of chicago. I could probably tackle the job myself, but cracking the engine open has me a bit concerned I might cause more damage. Will make a good winter project for someone
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-04-2012, 09:38 PM
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Hit up Resurrection from here. Sounds like something right up his alley.
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I would but I am more of a 3rd gear kinda guy - See Gus, he has your way....

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I could probably ignore this but I'm very particular. Prior owner must have missed a shift. My first instinct when buying the bike was not to redline it in 2nd. I won't miss that trick on any future bikes though lol. Unforunatley looking on the forum it seems like a few dozen of the 06 2nd gen bikes had this issue, often for no reason. I suspect some were bad from the factory.
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Generally caused by a hard or careless 1-2 shift rather than redlining second.


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I should have redlined it in second and then the issue would have shown up and I probably would have dickered the price down some. Unforunatley not my first instinct on a 142hp bike that was new to me.
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It's a big job but not out of the ?.

It boils down to money and whether or not you can live with second gear not pulling red line.

Many people learn to live with it

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I'd love to help but I don't chase parts.
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Whole entire motor has to come apart and put back together to fix

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Whole entire motor has to come apart and put back together to fix
Yep, did that on a '92 ZX6-D I had. Replaced the shift forks, guides and drum along with 2nd and 6th gear.

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Yep, did that on a '92 ZX6-D I had. Replaced the shift forks, guides and drum along with 2nd and 6th gear.
My logic is if you're going in there and going to take it all apart freshen it up. But if you take it to Gus and just want 2nd gear done that is what he is going to do. He really won't know exactly what he needs until he gets in there but more than likely trans parts and no matter what a full gasket set.

Gus can only fix what you buy parts for. So if he says you need particular parts and you don't go buy them the motor will sit apart eternally until you get the parts he told you to. Trust me I know. Motors don't magically assemble themselves without parts and a mechanic.

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My logic is if you're going in there and going to take it all apart freshen it up. But if you take it to Gus and just want 2nd gear done that is what he is going to do. He really won't know exactly what he needs until he gets in there but more than likely trans parts and no matter what a full gasket set.

Gus can only fix what you buy parts for. So if he says you need particular parts and you don't go buy them the motor will sit apart eternally until you get the parts he told you to. Trust me I know. Motors don't magically assemble themselves without parts and a mechanic.
I just wanted the trans fixed. I didn't know enough to freshen anything else up and I didn't want project scope creep. I was focused. When I did my ZX6, I figured out everything I would need in advance. I bought all the necessary parts (2nd gear, 6th gear, all forks, all guides and the drum plus all gaskets, seals - exhaust header crush washers for example- etc). It didn't take long because I had all parts and tools on hand. Most likely I didn't need the drum, but how would I know even looking at it? I wasn't going back in for a few bucks.

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I didn't want project scope creep..
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I just wanted the trans fixed. I didn't know enough to freshen anything else up and I didn't want project scope creep. I was focused. When I did my ZX6, I figured out everything I would need in advance. I bought all the necessary parts (2nd gear, 6th gear, all forks, all guides and the drum plus all gaskets, seals - exhaust header crush washers for example- etc). It didn't take long because I had all parts and tools on hand. Most likely I didn't need the drum, but how would I know even looking at it? I wasn't going back in for a few bucks.
Good focus, good determination and good job prep.

When I said freshen up I meant piston rings, wrist pins, cir clips, gaskets. Just new wear and tear parts in there. Maybe a valve lapping and valve guides while you're in there to. Low dollar parts that are worth it if you're going in.

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Seems there's always one part these motors don't prepair us for.(best laided plans ya know).
with something like this timing is everything. Ride the bike till late fall and get it apart asap.then have all winter to chase parts and assemble.

If you need a one week turn around. I'm not your guy.Find a shop that charges $100p/h and does it every day.

There is no way motorcycle peeps will pay what my day job does.So this will always be a side gig.

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I'd love to help but I don't chase parts.
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