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Jeff Policky
Jeff Policky, Motorcycle Mechanic
Category: Motorcycle
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Experience:  Yamaha Gold, Suzuki Gold, Honda Bronze, Polaris Bronze, BRP
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Jackshaft engages and drops right out then tries to engage

Customer Question

jackshaft engages and drops right out then tries to engage again and grinds againswt side of ring gear with out turning over motor new solinoid and starter clutch turn motor past compressuon and will operate
JA: Has the clutch been slipping? Are you having any trouble shifting?
Customer: no dont belienew so but i did have to adjust clutch cable as it was engaging with bike on stand
JA: What is the model/year of your motorcycle?
Customer: 2004 flht
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: yes on stand right now just had starter rebuilt to solve problem but wasnt my problem anyways possible could be jackshaft i cant see that though grounds baterry fine
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: jackshaft goes in and out trying turn over motor like i said turn motor by hand juswt past cmpression and it will start seems to need some resistancev to stay engaged
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Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Motorcycle
Expert:  Steve replied 5 months ago.

tell me everything you can about when this started.

- just out of the blue?

tell me everything you can.

Steve