After 3 long months, I finally have a decent running bike and have been able to take my first few rides out. As the title suggest, I am having problems selecting 5th gear. I am able to select all other gears without a problem, but when I kick it up for 5th gear there is no click and the lever seems to come to a solid stop. Trying this again, but with more authority makes no difference.
My gut feeling is that it is something simple, however I am not particularly clued in on the clutch and gear selector setup, so I’m looking for suggestions as to how to diagnose the problem correctly.
Having done a little reading on the subject, I believe that the clutch could be ruled out as I am able to select all other gears with no problems at all. I did read that the pawl spring can cause similar issues, however I believe that this engine has never been apart before I got my hands on it. There are no worrying noises when trying to select 5th and no metal deposits in my oil, so I am also inclined to think that 5th gear is still intact.
I am not in too much of a hurry to pull the casings off, but will do so if need be. I am looking for suggestions as to how to proceed with this. I do have a spare engine, so there are a few spares knocking around should they be needed, but I would like to take a methodical approach to finding this problem.
Any suggestions welcome.
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