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Old 03-09-2014, 09:58 PM
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Default Need Help. Missing gears after broken shifter shaft 883

Hi, I am new to these forums so forgive me if this is in the wrong place.

I recently bought a 2013 Iron 883 for a low price because it had been laid down and the shifter shaft was broken off. I am new to Harleys, well.. motorcycles for that matter. I am a car guy though so i figured some of the same mechanics might apply. When changing the shaft I knew that I had to lock the sprockets together to get the gears and chain off.. What I did not realize was that the clutch nut was reverse threaded. I think I may have cranked it to the left too hard and caused something to slip (it felt like it broke loose, but actually turned the whole clutch assembly). I eventually figured out the threading and got it off, changed the shifter shaft and reassembled.. but now I have the problem of only getting 2-3 gears. Could this have something to do with the slip i felt when turning the clutch nut the wrong way? If so, how do I go about fixing this problem. Any help is greatly appreciated! Its getting nice and warm so id like to take it out asap.
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When you say shifter shaft do you mean the shaft exactly which shaft are you referring to.
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The shaft that goes directly into the transmission.. the shaft that the shift lever (foot control) is connected to it. I can take pictures when I get home if it helps
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Anyone? Ive attached a picture of a shifter shaft to clarify. (not my bike, but it looks exactly the same)

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Just a guess, but when the bike fell down and broke the shifter shaft , it could have bent/broke the "pusher".

that is the part that pushes/pulls the shifter drum, also the pins on the drum may be bent
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