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Old 06-06-2001, 08:43 AM   #11
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Have you checked that the shift lever is tightened? I found a similar problem on my old 82 Sabre and simply ensuring the shift lever pinch bolt was tightened properly made a noticeable difference.
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Old 06-06-2001, 09:18 AM   #12
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John, are you serious? I thought he specifically requested that I be a smartass?

Hello, I was kidding?.?.?
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Old 06-06-2001, 10:23 AM   #13
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Yeah, I know, my bad. I am just thick today. It just sucks having a bike down, so i was trying to be more direct and help him solve his problem, not provide friendly humour
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Old 06-06-2001, 12:12 PM   #14
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You ever stop to consider that maybe he LIKES his old, low-tech, comfy and moderately powerful bike?
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Old 06-06-2001, 12:28 PM   #15
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Oh, I get it. It's like a joke, only without the funny part.
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Old 06-06-2001, 08:21 PM   #16
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Shoot it!!!
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Old 06-06-2001, 10:40 PM   #17
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Having worked at a dealership I've seen many of these poor tired 82' Sabre's with this problem. Considering that you wasted $30.00 on the service manual, let it not be a total waste and please turn to the page where the transmission diagram is. Look at 1st - 3rd gears (the tallest and most stressed). If you were to remove them you will find that they are filed down quite nicely from 19 years of riding. Also see the picture of the Shift Fork (looks like a tuning fork)? If you were to also take that out of the bike you will see that it also has been filed down along the insides of the top and bottom forks. Anywho, these all most likely need to be replaced. the gears are no longer able to make a solid contact with each other. Even with regular oil changes after 19 years of riding this ain't bad. Last I checked the gears were $90.00 a piece. In any case if you really want this fixed, you will have to take it to a dealership to get fixed. Although it might end up costing you more then the bike is worth.
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Old 06-07-2001, 02:33 AM   #18
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Sorry Bud. Check your Haynes. The Spagthorpe had an air actuated linear cluster gear tranny. Notoriously weak wellington raffelators, too.
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Old 06-07-2001, 03:46 AM   #19
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This is a not uncommon problem with the early v-fours. Cheer up, there's help. A gentlemen by the name of Dave Dodge (drp123@mindspring.com) runs a business that specializes in Sabres and Magnas of that vintage and has a transmission recut service that will fix you right up if you send him the old parts. Cost is about $300. Also, get over to http://www.sabmag.org and join the mailing list. It's full of people that know everything there is to know about your bike and local LM's might even be persuaded to help you. Best source of info for Sabres and Magnas on the net. Finally, check out http://www.dirac.org/p/motorcycle/trannyjob/ for an account of the same project on an 84 magna. Basically the same deal.



Make sure you get (and read) a copy of the Sabre/Magna FAQ before you start asking questions on the list....



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Old 06-18-2001, 12:02 PM   #20
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Default That's a missed shift.

He's saying it slips out of gear after the shift has been made, regardless of how it's shifted.
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