I'm back on the rebel scene. I have 2 in the shop currently. A 2009 that needs Jesus. And a 2016 that I just put back on the road.
I bought the 16 model leaking oil on the dry side. I just replaced the oil seal yesterday. I got it out today to see how she runs. Runs like a top. Oil leak is gone. However when I got it out on the road, I'm having a shifting issue. When I go up through the gears, it's as if it never fully engages the next gear. Almost like riding the clutch. Clutch cable is good, tension is good. Anyone had issues like this. I've had over 60 rebels since 2001 and this is the first oil seal I've had to replace on one. Thanks in advance.
Update... clutch is stuck. Anyone have a line on a good aftermarket pack and basket? I tried some old-school tricks but she's stuck I'm afraid. So I'll cut my losses and replace it so I can get this one on to its next home and work on the 09 that gonna have me working harder than an ugly stripper.
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The nice thing about this set is that it slid on (with only a little finesse), as a set. The clearances are tight, it has to go on perfectly straight. Total time to remove the old & have the Rebel ridable, (not including the overnight oil soak), was less than an hour.
The whole thing was lined up just the same as the old 1 was when I slid it off.
It hasn't been replaced yet & I now have 49,000 miles on that '85 Rebel.
Hope it works as easily for you.
Sorry for your issues.
1 thing, never force it into gear. If it doesn't go easy, something else is wrong.
To me, it still sounds like the shifter isn't adjusted correctly.
See this post. Foot shifter extremely hard to upshift
Your 1st post in this thread, said that you were having shifting issues before you replaced the clutch. Why do you think that the problem is still in the clutch? If it had been, surely it should've been fixed after it was replaced.??
I wasn't having shifter issues, I rotated the shifter to make it easier to get my size 13 foot under it. it does't affect anything other than the amount of pivot needed in your foot to operate the shifter.
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