- Jan 30, 2009
I have a 1973 Commando that I bought as a partial done project. I have no history on the bike, but looks like not run in several years. The bike must have been stored inside, for it is very rust free. Have gotten the engine running reasonably well. My problem is the transmission will only shift into 1st, neutral, and 2nd gear. It will not shift into third gear. I have pulled the outer cover and the ratchet pawl and springs appear ok. I tried to move the shift arm by hand, with the same result. 1st, neutral, and 2nd, will not move into 3rd. I am not looking forward to pulling the inner cover. Anyone have any ideas before I have to disassemble the tranny.