Originally Posted by Harley73
well, with the help from a friend pulled the clutch out and found the cam follower was broke (cheap pot metal) and one of the springs for the follower got ate. replaced it with a aftermarket follower that is constructed of steel slapped in new springs. Also found the clutch plates were stuck together due to sitting in storage for so long. cleaned em up put her back together with some new gaskets and a couple of new seals and all is well!!!
I've got a 1991 Sporty Hugger 883 that had this problem. The mechanic found all kinds of cam follower pieces broke up in the oil cap. Very lucky the tranny seemed to be fine. He put in new clutch plates, put it back together and it worked great for exactly three rides. I went to pull it out for my fourth ride and it wouldn't go out of first gear. It was flat locked up. Took it back to the mechanic and he has it apart now and said the cam follower (brand new) was broken again. He couldn't see anything wrong in the tranny. Any ideas?