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Old 02-24-2019, 11:38 AM
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Just lost 5th gear

Slipped into a neutral spot when shifting up then it dropped into gear, then no 5th after that. Also having trouble with lower gears a little bit, all happened on trip to the store this morning. Haven't taken it apart yet, but thinking it's probably the star plate, any other thoughts if not? Just when it was running so good too!
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Old 02-24-2019, 02:03 PM
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Is the shift lever springing back to to the detent position consistently?

Might be as simple as the spring on the shift shaft.
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Old 02-24-2019, 04:30 PM
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It's that star washer that holds the pins, that's out of production. 1 prong alll bent up, fortunately the pin was sitting right there in the bottom of the case. Seems I got a little excited with it running so well. I guess I'll see if Andreas has one around unless anyone chimes in soon.
Got a new little Spitfire windshield recently, really like it, with a fullface it's the perfect combo for wind
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Old 02-24-2019, 10:11 PM
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It's that star washer that holds the pins, that's out of production. 1 prong alll bent up, fortunately the pin was sitting right there in the bottom of the case. Seems I got a little excited with it running so well. I guess I'll see if Andreas has one around unless anyone chimes in soon.
Got a new little Spitfire windshield recently, really like it, with a fullface it's the perfect combo for wind
mschor if the search function still works on this site. I am sure someone posted about fabricating a replacement for the star washer. did not seem difficult from my hazy recollection.

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Old 02-25-2019, 06:59 AM
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Mike, I'll take a look around here, I may have one in usable condition.
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Old 02-25-2019, 07:44 AM
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Mike, I have a good clip you can have over here if you didn't already find something.
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