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Gear selector question

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Dejan, Jun 30, 2020.

  1. Dejan

    Dejan XS650 New Member

    Greetings, I just joined this forum. I am rebuilding an '81 engine and have a '78 parts engine. Some years ago I bought the whole mess and was told that there was something wrong with both transmissions. I tore them both down and could find nothing that appeared amiss with either tranny except that the star wheel in one had only 2 pins And the other had 3. Can someone confirm, as I assume, that it needs all 4 pins? It could be all that's wrong with either engine, though I'm glad to be doing it as the crank bearings on the '81 were badly worn but the '78 is good - so I'm using the best parts from each engine.
    In the 90's I had an Indian-made Royal Enfield which I spend endless hours rebuilding and modifying - it was a big mistake because it was indeed: "polishing a turd". By contrast, this XS seems to be incredibly well designed and engineered. Thank You, Dejan E726873F-9C7F-4B20-AC38-4C6CB05DEB2C.jpeg 71D278FB-B71B-44B4-9223-AB982C98B77D.jpeg
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  2. azman857

    azman857 '80 XS 650SG Rider XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Yes you need all the pins. That's what the gear selector uses to rotate the drum that moves the forks in the transmission..
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  3. YamadudeXS650C

    YamadudeXS650C Central New York XS650 XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

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