Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Bemidji, MN
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hi, i have a 97 gsr. it just hit a 270,000 mark about a month ago. ive never had to work on the tranny other than replacing the shifter or replacing the axles. with that said i dont know what shape the internals are in. about two weeks ago the shifter started getting realy sloppy. its a short shifter to begin with, its a peice of junk from ebay for 10$. i noticed that the shifter started having lots of play in it. when its in any gear i can move it from side to side like 6 inches. which is not normal. then i noticed it started getting hard to put it in 1st gear sometimes. then it went to barley being able to get it in first gear at all and now second is getting there as well. the only way i can get it in first gear is by pushing it back and forth quickly and hard from second to first and 70% of the time itl go in after two or three back and forth's. it doesnt help any that my knob broke off the other day from it being cold and trying to jam it in gear. im ordering a new one today. and im gonna get the bushing kit and try to find the ball seat thing and replace all that and maybe it will be fixed, its been to cold to go under there just to look, so ill check it out when i have the parts. but what could be wrong with it? could my shifter fork be bent? or is it just somthing with the linkage?
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