Baker ratchet pawl problems

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by 91scott, May 4, 2015.

  1. 91scott

    91scott Member

    Hello all,

    The spring on the shifter pawl broke on my 1992 Softail Heritage Classic, I replaced it with a Baker ratchet pawl anit-overshift J&P part number 602-534 and I’m having nothing but troublers. When I put the forks in the tranny and set the selector drum to 3rd gear and install it in the tranny the main shaft spins freely, when I shift it to any other gears it locks up. I have tried adjusting the offset on the pawl to make it shift better but to no avail, I think it’s the Baker pawl, any help would be nice, Thanks for your time
  2. tourbox

    tourbox Senior Member

    You may want to check your forks. Maybe 1 or 2 are reversed? I usually set the tranny to neutral first, then place the drum to neutral and install. I will then shift through the gears for proper shifting, it may shift hard due to being dry. Once that is done place in 3rd. and make your adjustment.